the act of damning or the state of being damned.
a cause or occasion of being damned.
Theology. condemnation to eternal punishment as a consequence of sin.
an oath expressing anger, disappointment, etc.
(used in exclamatory phrases to express anger, disappointment, etc.)

1250–1300; Middle English dam(p)nacioun < Old French damnation < Latin damnātiōn- (stem of damnātiō), equivalent to damnāt(us) (past participle of damnāre; see damn, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nondamnation, noun
predamnation, noun
self-damnation, noun Unabridged
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damnation (dæmˈneɪʃən)
1.  the act of damning or state of being damned
2.  a cause or instance of being damned
3.  an exclamation of anger, disappointment, etc

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "condemnation to Hell by God," also "fact of being condemned by judicial sentence," from Fr. damnation, from L. damnationem, noun of action from damnare. As an imprecation, attested from c.1600.
Damnation follows death in other men,
But your damn'd Poet lives and writes agen.
[Pope, letter to Henry Cromwell, 1707 or 1708]
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Cultural Dictionary

damnation definition

Eternal punishment in hell. (See mortal sin/venial sin.)

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Bible Dictionary

Damnation definition

in Rom. 13:2, means "condemnation," which comes on those who withstand God's ordinance of magistracy. This sentence of condemnation comes not from the magistrate, but from God, whose authority is thus resisted. In 1 Cor. 11:29 (R.V., "judgment") this word means condemnation, in the sense of exposure to severe temporal judgements from God, as the following verse explains. In Rom. 14:23 the word "damned" means "condemned" by one's own conscience, as well as by the Word of God. The apostle shows here that many things which are lawful are not expedient; and that in using our Christian liberty the question should not simply be, Is this course I follow lawful? but also, Can I follow it without doing injury to the spiritual interests of a brother in Christ? He that "doubteth", i.e., is not clear in his conscience as to "meats", will violate his conscience "if he eat," and in eating is condemned; and thus one ought not so to use his liberty as to lead one who is "weak" to bring upon himself this condemnation.

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