prelapsarian

[pree-lap-sair-ee-uh n]
adjective
  1. Theology. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden.
  2. characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth.
  3. supralapsarian.

Origin of prelapsarian

1875–80; pre- + -lapsarian, as in infralapsarian, supralapsarian
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prelapsarian

adjective
  1. characteristic of or relating to the human state or time before the Fallprelapsarian innocence
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Word Origin and History for prelapsarian
adj.

"pertaining to the condition before the Fall," 1834, from pre- + Latin lapsus "a fall" (see lapse (v.)) + ending from unitarian, etc.

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