Definitions for original sin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a depravity, or tendency to evil, held to be innate in humankind and transmitted from Adam to the race in consequence of his sin.
Origin of original sin:
1300–50; ME; trans. of ML peccātum orīgināle
a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
"Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
The state of sin, present in each human at birth, that is a direct result of Adam's disobedience to God.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given by the theologians to the inherent tendency to sin on the part of all mankind, due, as alleged, to their descent from Adam and the imputation of Adam's guilt to them as sinning in him.
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