supralapsarianism

[ soo-pruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌsu prə læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm /
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noun Theology.

the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism).

Origin of supralapsarianism

1765–75; supra- + lapsarian, as in infralapsarian + -ism
Related formssu·pra·lap·sar·i·an, noun, adjective
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