reprobate

reprobate

[rep-ruh-beyt]
noun
1.
a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate.
2.
a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
adjective
3.
morally depraved; unprincipled; bad.
4.
rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
verb (used with object), reprobated, reprobating.
5.
to disapprove, condemn, or censure.
6.
(of God) to reject (a person), as for sin; exclude from the number of the elect or from salvation.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English reprobaten < Latin reprobātus; past participle of reprobāre to reprove

reprobacy [rep-ruh-buh-see] , reprobateness, noun
reprobater, noun
unreprobated, adjective


1. tramp, scoundrel, wastrel, miscreant, wretch, rascal, cad, rogue. 2. outcast, pariah. 3. wicked, sinful, evil, corrupt. 5. reprehend, blame, rebuke, reprove.
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reprobate (ˈrɛprəʊˌbeɪt)
 
adj
1.  morally unprincipled; depraved
2.  Christianity destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
 
n
3.  an unprincipled, depraved, or damned person
4.  a disreputable or roguish person: the old reprobate
 
vb
5.  to disapprove of; condemn
6.  (of God) to destine, consign, or condemn to eternal punishment in hell
 
[C16: from Late Latin reprobātus held in disfavour, from Latin re- + probāre to approve1]
 
reprobacy
 
n
 
'reprobater
 
n

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reprobate
1540s, "rejected as worthless," from L.L. reprobatus, pp. of reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn," from L. re- "opposite of, reversal of previous condition" + probare "prove to be worthy" (see probate). The noun is recorded from 1540s, "one rejected by God." Sense of
"abandoned or unprincipled person" is from 1590s. Earliest form of the word in English was a verb, meaning "to disapprove" (early 15c.).
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Reprobate definition


that which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jer. 6:30; Heb. 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them (1 Cor. 9:27; 2 Cor. 13:5-7).

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