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 for Actual sin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sin \Sin\, n. [OE. sinne, AS. synn, syn; akin to D. zonde, OS.
     sundia, OHG. sunta, G. s["u]nde, Icel., Dan. & Sw. synd, L.
     sons, sontis, guilty, perhaps originally from the p. pr. of
     the verb signifying, to be, and meaning, the one who it is.
     Cf. Authentic, Sooth.]
     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.
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              Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
                                                    --John viii.
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              Sin is the transgression of the law.  --1 John iii.
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              I think 't no sin.
              To cozen him that would unjustly win. --Shak.
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              By sin to foul, exorbitant desires.   --Milton.
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     2. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a
        misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.
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              I grant that poetry's a crying sin.   --Pope.
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     3. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
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              He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
                                                    --2 Cor. v.
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     4. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person. [R.]
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              Thy ambition,
              Thou scarlet sin, robbed this bewailing land
              Of noble Buckingham.                  --Shak.
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     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.
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     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
     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.
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     Syn: Iniquity; wickedness; wrong. See Crime.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Actual \Ac"tu*al\ (#; 135), a. [OE. actuel, F. actuel, L.
     actualis, fr. agere to do, act.]
     1. Involving or comprising action; active. [Obs.]
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              Her walking and other actual performances. --Shak.
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              Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is
              . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to
              God.                                  --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in
        fact; real; -- opposed to potential, possible,
        virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or
        nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case
        under discussion.
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     3. In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the
        actual situation of the country.
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     Actual cautery. See under Cautery.
     Actual sin (Theol.), that kind of sin which is done by
        ourselves in contradistinction to "original sin."
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     Syn: Real; genuine; positive; certain. See Real.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  actual sin
      n 1: a sin committed of your own free will (as contrasted with
           original sin) [ant: original sin]

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