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[soo-pruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun Theology.
  1. the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism).
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Origin of supralapsarianism

1765–75; supra- + lapsarian, as in infralapsarian + -ism
Related formssu·pra·lap·sar·i·an, noun, adjective
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  • Finally, the climax in her iniquities of mind and conduct reached its height and she was publicly denounced as a Supralapsarian.

    Essays in Rebellion

    Henry W. Nevinson

British Dictionary definitions for supralapsarian


  1. Christian theol a person who believes that God decreed the election or nonelection of individuals to salvation even before the FallCompare infralapsarian
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Derived Formssupralapsarianism, noun

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin suprālapsārius, from Latin supra- + lapsus a fall
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Word Origin and History for supralapsarian


1630s, see supra- + infralapsarian, of which it is the opposite.

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