reprobation

[ rep-ruh-bey-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛp rəˈbeɪ ʃən /

noun

disapproval, condemnation, or censure.
Theology. rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number of the elect or from salvation.

Origin of reprobation

1400–50; late Middle English reprobacion < Late Latin reprobātiōn- (stem of reprobātiō) rejection, equivalent to reprobāt(us) (see reprobate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

rep·ro·ba·tion·ar·y, adjective
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reprobation

/ (ˌrɛprəʊˈbeɪʃən) /

noun

disapproval, blame, or censure
Christianity condemnation to eternal punishment in hell; rejection by God

Derived Forms

reprobative (ˈrɛprəbətɪv) or reprobationary, adjectivereprobatively, adverb
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