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reprobation

[rep-ruh-bey-shuh n] /ˌrɛp rəˈbeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
disapproval, condemnation, or censure.
2.
3.
Theology, rejection by God, as of persons excluded from the number of the elect or from salvation.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English reprobacion < Late Latin reprobātiōn- (stem of reprobātiō) rejection, equivalent to reprobāt(us) (see reprobate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
reprobationary, adjective
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  • On this count alone it is worthy of moral reprobation.
  • If repeated now to be regarded with all bul universal reprobation.
British Dictionary definitions for reprobation

reprobation

/ˌrɛprəʊˈbeɪʃən/
noun
1.
disapproval, blame, or censure
2.
(Christianity) condemnation to eternal punishment in hell; rejection by God
Derived Forms
reprobative (ˈrɛprəbətɪv), reprobationary, adjective
reprobatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reprobation
n.

c.1400, from Late Latin reprobationem (nominative reprobatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reprobare (see reprobate (adj.)).

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