Found 2 items, similar to original sin.
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Definition: original sin
n : a sin inherited by all descendants of Adam; “Adam and Even
committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden
fruit in the Garden of Eden”
[ant: actual sin
English → English
Definition: Original 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.
1. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the
divine command; any violation of God's will, either in
purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character;
iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.
Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Sin is the transgression of the law. --1 John iii.
I think 't no sin.
To cozen him that would unjustly win. --Shak.
By sin to foul, exorbitant desires. --Milton.
2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a
misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
I grant that poetry's a crying sin. --Pope.
3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
--2 Cor. v.
4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.]
Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
Of noble Buckingham. --Shak.
Note: Sin is used in the formation of some compound words of
obvious signification; as, sin-born; sin-bred,
sin-oppressed, sin-polluted, and the like.
, Canonical sins
, Original sin
, Venial sin
See under Actual
, or Mortal sins
(R. C. Ch.), willful and
deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace;
-- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins
are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and
, a man who (according to a former practice in
England) for a small gratuity ate a piece of bread laid on
the chest of a dead person, whereby he was supposed to
have taken the sins of the dead person upon himself.
, a sacrifice for sin; something offered as an
expiation for sin.
Syn: Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime
, a. [F. original, L. originalis.]
1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all
others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as,
the original state of man; the original laws of a country;
the original inventor of a process.
His form had yet not lost
All her original brightness. --Milton.
2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine;
as, an original thought; an original process; the original
text of Scripture.
3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations
of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original
(Theol.), the first sin of Adam, as related to
its consequences to his descendants of the human race; --
called also total depravity
. See Calvinism