adjective Etymology: pre- + Latin lapsus slip, fall — more at lapse Date: 1879 characteristic of or belonging to the time or state before the fall of humankind

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  • prelapsarian — pertaining to the condition before the Fall, 1879, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + L. lapsus fall (see LAPSE (Cf. lapse)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prelapsarian — [prē΄lap ser′ē ən] adj. 1. of the time before the Fall of Man 2. old fashioned …   English World dictionary

  • prelapsarian — /pree lap sair ee euhn/, adj. 1. Theol. occurring before the Fall: the prelapsarian innocence of Eden. 2. characteristic of or pertaining to any innocent or carefree period: a prelapsarian youth. 3. supralapsarian. n. 4. supralapsarian. [1875 80; …   Universalium

  • prelapsarian — adjective /pɹiːlapˈsɛːɹɪən/ Of, or relating to the period of innocence before the Fall of man; innocent, unspoiled. Ideally, individual stories and Gods plan share the same final goal, namely, returning to a prelapsarian state of perfect… …   Wiktionary

  • prelapsarian — Synonyms and related words: angelic, ante bellum, antediluvian, antemundane, before the Fall, before the Flood, before the war, blameless, childlike, clear, dovelike, faultless, guiltless, in the clear, incorrupt, innocent, lamblike, not guilty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prelapsarian — prɪːlæp serɪən / seÉ™r adj. (Biblical) pertaining to the time before the fall of man …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prelapsarian — [ˌpri:lap sɛ:rɪən] adjective Theology or literary before the Fall of Man; innocent and unspoilt. Origin C19: from pre + L. lapsus, from labi to fall …   English new terms dictionary

  • prelapsarian — pre·lap·sar·i·an …   English syllables

  • prelapsarian — pre•lap•sar•i•an [[t]ˌpri læpˈsɛər i ən[/t]] adj. cvb rel Theol. occurring before the Fall • Etymology: 1875–80; pre + L lapsus a fall (see lapse) + arian …   From formal English to slang

  • prelapsarian — Pertaining to the time before the biblical fall …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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