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- n. A doctrine held by certain Calvinists that God predestined the fall of man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Supralapsarians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theological doctrine that God selected from men to be created certain ones to be redeemed and receive eternal life, and certain others to be appointed to eternal death, and that thus, in the order of thought, election and reprobation preceded creation: so called because it supposes that men before the fall are the objects of election to eternal life and foreordination to eternal death.
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