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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. The state of sin, present in each human at birth, that is a direct result of Adam's disobedience to God.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also total depravity. See Calvinism.
  • n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam

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  • "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I did an original sin. I poked a badger with a spoon." Eddie Izzard

    February 17, 2007