Definition of supralapsarian in English:

supralapsarian

noun

  • A person (typically a Calvinist or Reformed Protestant) holding the view that God's election of only some to everlasting life was part of the divine plan prior to the Creation and the Fall. Compare sublapsarian , "Infralapsarian".

adjective

  • Of or relating to the supralapsarians or their doctrine; designating a supralapsarian.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hoard (1599–?1659), Church of England clergyman and religious writer. From post-classical Latin supralapsarius + -an.

Pronunciation

supralapsarian

/ˌsuːprəlapˈsɛːrɪən/ /ˌsjuːprəlapˈsɛːrɪən/