supralapsarianism

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

noun Theology.

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

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of supralapsarianism

1765–75; supra- + lapsarian, as in infralapsarian + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM supralapsarianism

su·pra·lap·sar·i·an, noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for supralapsarianism