from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to “original sin.”
- n. See under Actual, Canonical, etc.
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- n. a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)
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Christ possessed, as man, the hamartetikon of human nature (although it never became actual sin in him); and the Redeemer was not Christ, but the heavenly Spirit that descended upon him.