- (theology) A doctrine held by certain Calvinists that God predestined the fall of man.
Variant of supralapsarian
any of a group of Calvinists who held that God's plan of salvation for some people preceded the fall of humanity from grace, which had been predestined
Origin of supralapsarian; from supra- + Classical Latin lapsus, a fall (see lapse) + -arian
of this doctrine