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perdition

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noun per·di·tion \pər-ˈdi-shən\

Simple Definition of perdition

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

Full Definition of perdition

  1. 1 a archaic :  utter destruction b obsolete :  loss

  2. 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

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