perdition


per·di·tion

noun \pər-ˈdi-shən\

: the state of being in hell forever as punishment after death

Full Definition of PERDITION

1
a archaic :  utter destruction
b obsolete :  loss
2
a :  eternal damnation
b :  hell

Examples of PERDITION

  1. sinners condemned to eternal perdition
  2. <simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition>

Origin of PERDITION

Middle English perdicion, from Anglo-French perdiciun, Late Latin perdition-, perditio, from Latin perdere to destroy, from per- through + dare to give — more at per-, date
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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