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In Christian theology, the condition of sin that marks all humans as a result of Eve's and Adam's first act of disobedience.
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(Theology) a state of sin held to be innate in mankind as the descendants of Adam
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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"|
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)
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