Origin of reprobation
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Examples from the Web for reprobation
Here is an instance of the apparition of a man and woman who were in a state of reprobation.The Phantom World
Nor, if I take his suggestion, is there any sense in covering him with reprobation.The Long Roll
We have been held up to the reprobation of the world as tyrants and man-stealers.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
Not so; sin, as sin, can never be sufficiently stamped with the brand of reprobation.The Mind of Jesus
John R. Macduff
And Mrs. Berrington paused, in the extremity of her reprobation.
- disapproval, blame, or censure
- Christianity condemnation to eternal punishment in hell; rejection by God
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Word Origin and History for reprobation
c.1400, from Late Latin reprobationem (nominative reprobatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reprobare (see reprobate (adj.)).
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