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.

(O*rig"i*nal), n. [Cf. F. original.]

1. Origin; commencement; source.

It hath it original from much grief.

And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.

2. That which precedes all others of its class; archetype; first copy; hence, an original work of art, manuscript, text, and the like, as distinguished from a copy, translation, etc.

The Scriptures may be now read in their own original.

3. An original thinker or writer; an originator. [R.]

Men who are bad at copying, yet are good originals.
C. G. Leland.

4. A person of marked eccentricity. [Colloq.]

5. (Zoöl. & Bot.) The natural or wild species from which a domesticated or cultivated variety has been derived; as, the wolf is thought by some to be the original of the dog, the blackthorn the original of the plum.

(O*rig"i*nal*ist), n. One who is original. [R.]

(O*rig`i*nal"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. originalité.] The quality or state of being original. Macaulay.

(O*rig"i*nal*ly) adv.

1. In the original time, or in an original manner; primarily; from the beginning or origin; not by derivation, or imitation.

God is originally holy in himself.
Bp. Pearson.

2. At first; at the origin; at the time of formation or costruction; as, a book originally written by another hand. "Originally a half length [portrait]." Walpole.

(O*rig"i*nal*ness) n. The quality of being original; originality. [R.] Johnson.

Originable to Orphan

(O*rig"i*na*ble) a. Capable of being originated.

(O*rig"i*nal) a. [F. original, L. originalis.]

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.

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.

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