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Designating the Calvinist doctrine that God's election of only some people to everlasting life was not originally part of the divine plan, but a consequence of the Fall of Man; of, relating to, or holding this view. Opposed to supralapsarian.
A person who believes or advocates the sublapsarian view.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hoard (1599–?1659), Church of England clergyman and religious writer. From post-classical Latin sublapsarius, noun + -an.
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