[suhb-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m]

noun Theology.

Origin of sublapsarianism

1860–65; < New Latin sublāpsāri(us) (Latin sub- sub- + lāps(us) a slip, lapse + -ārius -ary) + -an + -ism
Related formssub·lap·sar·i·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sublapsarian

Historical Examples of sublapsarian

  • I have abandoned such belittling views of God as the Presbyterian sublapsarian view of election.

    Carmen Ariza

    Charles Francis Stocking

British Dictionary definitions for sublapsarian



another word for infralapsarianism
Derived Formssublapsarianism, noun

Word Origin for sublapsarian

C17: via New Latin, from Latin sub- + lāpsus a fall
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