original sin


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original sin

n.
In Christian theology, the condition of sin that marks all humans as a result of Eve's and Adam's first act of disobedience.

original sin

n
(Theology) a state of sin held to be innate in mankind as the descendants of Adam

orig′inal sin′


n.
a depravity, or tendency to evil, held to be innate in humankind and transmitted from Adam to the race in consequence of his sin.
[1300–50; Middle English; translation of Medieval Latin peccātum orīgināle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.original sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adamoriginal sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
actual sin - a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)
Translations
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original sin

n (Rel) → peccato originale
References in classic literature ?
The pagan in her, original sin, and all nature urged her on.
It's the natural, original sin that is born in him that makes him do things like that.
Nevertheless, granting the original sin of the situation, and given this unforeseen development, even I failed to see how Raffles could have combined greater humanity with any regard for our joint safety; and had his barbarities ended here, I for one should not have considered them an extraordinary aggravation of an otherwise minor offence.
Our young people are diseased with the theological problems of original sin, origin of evil, predestination and the like.
Convinced that man could, by his own ability, obey God's commandments, he saw original sin as a human invention which had no foundation in Scripture.
Similarly, the nature of marriage changed after original sin.
The only thing that would ease my sliding moral compass was to attribute it all to that nebulous and nefarious reality of original sin.
identifies original sin as self-disesteem stemming from early childhood separation and Oedipal crises.
The waters of Baptism banish original sin to its primordial home in the abyss.
Indeed, God is perfect, and man is imperfect; God is infinite, and man is finite; God is sinless, and man is plagued by the effects of Original Sin.
If the respective roles of divine grace and human labor in the resulting scheme of salvation seem oddly balanced, that is because the poet of The Faerie Queene, reading Romans 5:12 with Erasmus rather than Milton, rejects the doctrine of Original Sin.
It should be reiterated that we are all disordered because, owing to Original Sin, we all come into the world with a proclivity to sin.