Definition of sublapsarian in English:

sublapsarian

adjective

  • 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.

noun

  • A person who believes or advocates the sublapsarian view.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

sublapsarian

/ˌsʌblapˈsɛːrɪən/