- Theology. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden.
- characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth.
Origin of prelapsarian
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- characteristic of or relating to the human state or time before the Fallprelapsarian innocence
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Word Origin and History for prelapsarian
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