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ORIG'INAL, n.

1. Origin. [See Origin, with which it accords in signification.]

2. Fountain; source; cause; that from which any thing primarily proceeds; that which gives existence or beginning. The apostasy is believed to have been the origin of moral evil. The origin of many of our customs is lost in antiquity. Nations, like individuals, are ambitious to trace their descent from an honorable origin.

ORIG'INAL, a. [L. orginialis.]

1. First in order; preceding all others; as the original state of man; the original laws of a country; original rights or powers; the original question in debate.

2. Primitive; pristine; as the original perfection of Adam.

Original sin, as applied to Adam, was his first act of disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit; as applied to his posterity, it is understood to mean either the sin of Adam imputed to his posterity, or that corruption of nature, or total depravity, which has been derived from him in consequence of his apostasy. On this subject divines are not agreed.

In strictness, original sin is an improper use of words, as sin, ex vi termini, implies volition and the transgression of a known rule of duty by a moral agent. But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject.

3. Having the power to originate new thoughts or combinations of thought; as an original genius.



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ORIG'INAL, n.

1. Origin. [See Origin, with which it accords in signification.]

2. Fountain; source; cause; that from which any thing primarily proceeds; that which gives existence or beginning. The apostasy is believed to have been the origin of moral evil. The origin of many of our customs is lost in antiquity. Nations, like individuals, are ambitious to trace their descent from an honorable origin.

ORIG'INAL, a. [L. orginialis.]

1. First in order; preceding all others; as the original state of man; the original laws of a country; original rights or powers; the original question in debate.

2. Primitive; pristine; as the original perfection of Adam.

Original sin, as applied to Adam, was his first act of disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit; as applied to his posterity, it is understood to mean either the sin of Adam imputed to his posterity, or that corruption of nature, or total depravity, which has been derived from him in consequence of his apostasy. On this subject divines are not agreed.

In strictness, original sin is an improper use of words, as sin, ex vi termini, implies volition and the transgression of a known rule of duty by a moral agent. But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject.

3. Having the power to originate new thoughts or combinations of thought; as an original genius.

O-RIG'IN-AL, a. [Fr. originel; L. originalis.]

  1. First in order; preceding all others; as, the original state of men; the original laws of a country; original rights or powers; the original question in debate.
  2. Primitive; pristine; as, the original perfection of Adam. Original sin, as applied to Adam, was his first act of disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit; as applied to his posterity, it is understood to mean either the sin of Adam imputed to his posterity, or that corruption of nature, or total depravity, which has been derived from him in consequence of his apostasy. On this subject divines are not agreed. In strictness, original sin is an improper use of words, as sin, ex vi termini, implies volition and the transgression of a known rule of duty by a moral agent. But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject.
  3. Having the power to originate new thoughts or combinations of thought; as, an original genius.

O-RIG'IN-AL, n.

  1. Origin. [See Origin, with which it accords in signification.]
  2. First copy; archetype; that from which any thing is transcribed or translated, or from which a likeness is made by the pencil, press or otherwise. Thus we say, the translation is not equal to the original. If the original can not be produced, we are permitted to offer an authenticated copy.

O*rig"i*nal
  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. Origin; commencement; source.

    It hath it original from much grief. Shak.

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

  3. Not copied, imitated, or translated; new; fresh; genuine; as, an original thought; an original process; the original text of Scripture.
  4. 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. Milton.

  5. Having the power to suggest new thoughts or combinations of thought; inventive; as, an original genius.
  6. An original thinker or writer; an originator.

    [R.]

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

  7. 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.

  8. A person of marked eccentricity.

    [Colloq.]
  9. 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.
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ORIG'INAL, noun

1. Origin. [See Origin, with which it accords in signification.]

2. Fountain; source; cause; that from which any thing primarily proceeds; that which gives existence or beginning. The apostasy is believed to have been the origin of moral evil. The origin of many of our customs is lost in antiquity. Nations, like individuals, are ambitious to trace their descent from an honorable origin.

ORIG'INAL, adjective [Latin orginialis.]

1. First in order; preceding all others; as the original state of man; the original laws of a country; original rights or powers; the original question in debate.

2. Primitive; pristine; as the original perfection of Adam.

Original sin, as applied to Adam, was his first act of disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit; as applied to his posterity, it is understood to mean either the sin of Adam imputed to his posterity, or that corruption of nature, or total depravity, which has been derived from him in consequence of his apostasy. On this subject divines are not agreed.

In strictness, original sin is an improper use of words, as sin, ex vi termini, implies volition and the transgression of a known rule of duty by a moral agent. But this application of the words has been established by long use, and it serves to express ideas which many wise and good men entertain on this subject.

3. Having the power to originate new thoughts or combinations of thought; as an original genius.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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