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


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

OTHER WORDS FROM reprobation

rep·ro·ba·tion·ar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reprobation

/ (ˌrɛprəʊˈbeɪʃən) /


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

Derived forms of reprobation

reprobative (ˈrɛprəbətɪv) or reprobationary, adjectivereprobatively, adverb
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