Actual sin
Actual Ac"tu*al (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Her walking and other actual performances. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to God. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to {potential}, {possible}, {virtual}, {speculative}, {conceivable}, {theoretical}, or {nominal}; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion. [1913 Webster]

3. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country. [1913 Webster]

{Actual cautery}. See under {Cautery}.

{Actual sin} (Theol.), that kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to ``original sin.'' [1913 Webster]

Syn: Real; genuine; positive; certain. See {Real}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Actual sin — Sin Sin, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS. sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s[ u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L. sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actual sin — n. Theol. any sin knowingly committed by an individual: distinguished from ORIGINAL SIN …   English World dictionary

  • Actual sin — According to Christian tradition, actual sin as distinguished from original sin is an act contrary to the will and law of God whether by doing evil (sin of commission) or refraining from doing good (sin of omission). It can be either mortal,… …   Wikipedia

  • actual sin — noun a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin) • Ant: ↑original sin • Hypernyms: ↑sin, ↑sinning * * * noun Roman Catholicism : sin traceable to the personal will of the sinner distinguished from …   Useful english dictionary

  • actual sin — /æktʃuəl ˈsɪn/ (say akchoohuhl sin) noun Theology the sin of an individual, as contrasted with original sin …   Australian English dictionary

  • actual sin — Theol. any sin committed by an individual of his or her free will, as contrasted with original sin. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Sin — • A moral evil Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sin     Sin     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Actual — Ac tu*al (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Her walking and other actual performances. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let your holy and pious intention… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Actual cautery — Actual Ac tu*al (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L. actualis, fr. agere to do, act.] 1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Her walking and other actual performances. Shak. [1913 Webster] Let your holy and pious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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