Original sin
Original O*rig"i*nal, a. [F. original, L. originalis.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process. [1913 Webster]

His form had yet not lost All her original brightness. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture. [1913 Webster]

3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius. [1913 Webster]

4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter. [1913 Webster]

{Original sin} (Theol.), the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also {total depravity}. See {Calvinism}. [1913 Webster]


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