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Meaning of total depravity

to'tal deprav'ity

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  1. the Calvinist doctrine that humankind's entire nature, including its reason, is corrupt or sinful as a result of the Fall and that people are therefore completely dependent on God for regeneration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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