perdition

[ per-dish-uhn ]
/ pərˈdɪʃ ən /

noun

a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
the future state of the wicked.
utter destruction or ruin.
Obsolete. loss.

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Origin of perdition

1300–50; <Latin perditiōn- (stem of perditiō) destruction, equivalent to perdit(us) (past participle of perdere to do in, ruin, lose, equivalent to per-per- + di-, combining form of dare to give + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn-ion; replacing Middle English perdiciun<Old French <Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for perdition

perdition
/ (pəˈdɪʃən) /

noun

Christianity
  1. final and irrevocable spiritual ruin
  2. this state as one that the wicked are said to be destined to endure for ever
another word for hell
archaic utter disaster, ruin, or destruction

Word Origin for perdition

C14: from Late Latin perditiō ruin, from Latin perdere to lose, from per- (away) + dāre to give
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