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supralapsarianism

[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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  • The issue of supralapsarianism v. infralapsarianism was avoided.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6

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