• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Supralapsarian Of or pertaining to the Supralapsarians, or their doctrine.
    • n Supralapsarian (Eccl. Hist) One of that class of Calvinists who believed that God's decree of election determined that man should fall, in order that the opportunity might be furnished of securing the redemption of a part of the race, the decree of salvation being conceived of as formed before or beyond, and not after or following, the lapse, or fall. Cf. Infralapsarian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • supralapsarian Of or pertaining to supralapsarianism.
    • n supralapsarian One who believes in supralapsarianism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Supralapsarian sū-pra-laps-ā′ri-an one of a class of Calvinists who make the decree of election and predestination to precede the Creation and the Fall—opp. to Sublapsarian
    • adj Supralapsarian pertaining to the Supralapsarians or to their opinions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Supra-, + lapse,: cf. F. supralapsaire,


In literature:

This he advances especially in favour of the methods of the strict and the dogma of the Supralapsarians.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
Shall it be Sublapsarianism or Supralapsarianism, or an electuary compounded of Paedobaptism and Sabellianism?
"Mark Gildersleeve" by John S. Sauzade