original sin

Definitions of original sin
  1. noun
    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”
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    actual sin
    a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with original sin)
    type of:
    sin, sinning
    an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    church doctrine, creed, gospel, religious doctrine
    the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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