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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 original sin

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·rig·i·nal a.
 1. Pertaining to the origin or beginning; preceding all others; first in order; primitive; primary; pristine; as, the original state of man; the original laws of a country; the original inventor of a process.
 His form had yet not lost
 All her original brightness.   --Milton.
 2. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
 3. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
 4. Before unused or unknown; new; as, a book full of original matter.
 Original sin Theol., the first sin of Adam, as related to its consequences to his descendants of the human race; -- called also total depravity. See Calvinism.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin, n.
 1. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.
    Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.   --John viii. 34.
    Sin is the transgression of the law.   --1 John iii. 4.
 I think 't no sin.
 To cozen him that would unjustly win.   --Shak.
 By sin to foul, exorbitant desires.   --Milton.
 2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
    I grant that poetry's a crying sin.   --Pope.
 3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
    He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.   --2 Cor. v. 21.
 4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.]
 Thy ambition,
 Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
 Of noble Buckingham.   --Shak.
 Note:Sin is used in the formation of some compound words of obvious signification; as, sin-born; sin-bred, sin-oppressed, sin-polluted, and the like.
 Actual sin, Canonical sins, Original sin, Venial sin. See under Actual, Canonical, etc.
 Deadly sins, or Mortal sins R. C. Ch., willful and deliberate transgressions, which take away divine grace; -- in distinction from vental sins. The seven deadly sins are pride, covetousness, lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
 Sin eater, a man who (according to a former practice in England) for a small gratuity ate a piece of bread laid on the chest of a dead person, whereby he was supposed to have taken the sins of the dead person upon himself.
 Sin offering, a sacrifice for sin; something offered as an expiation for sin.
 Syn: -- Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 To·tal a.  Whole; not divided; entire; full; complete; absolute; as, a total departure from the evidence; a total loss. Total darkness.”  “To undergo myself the total crime.”
 Total abstinence. See Abstinence, n., 1.
 Total depravity. Theol. See Original sin, under Original.
 Whole; entire; complete. See Whole.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 original sin
      n : a sin inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Even
          committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden
          fruit in the Garden of Eden" [ant: actual sin]