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Related to actual sin: mortal sin
(Theology) Christianity any sin that a person commits of his own free will and for which he is personally responsible. Compare original sin
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|Noun||1.||actual sin - a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)|
original 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"
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