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mortal sin

noun, Roman Catholic Church
a willfully committed, serious transgression against the law of God, depriving the soul of divine grace.
Compare venial sin. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mortal sin
  • It is a mortal sin to use the tax word irrespective of the cause or worthiness of the need.
  • Another pitfall of fasting is to avoid the mortal sin of gluttony.
  • Writer's block, however, is a trip to the theme park of your choice alongside the mortal sin that produces it.
  • Be always ready rather to suffer all manner of torments than to commit any mortal sin.
  • It treats its authority as natural law and any opposition as mortal sin.
British Dictionary definitions for mortal sin

mortal sin

(Christianity) a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace Compare venial sin
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