Simple Definition of perdition
: the state of being in hell forever as punishment after death
Examples of perdition in a sentence
sinners condemned to eternal perdition
<simple stupidity is not enough to doom one to perdition>
Did You Know?
Perdition began life as a word meaning "utter destruction"; that sense is now archaic, but it provides a clue about the origins of the word. "Perdition" was borrowed into English in the 14th century from Anglo-French perdiciun and ultimately derives from the Latin verb perdere, meaning "to destroy." "Perdere" was formed by combining the prefix per- ("through") and "dare" ("to give"). Other descendants of that Latin dare in English include "date," "edition," "render," and "traitor."
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