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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Definitions for perdition

  1. A state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
  2. The future state of the wicked.
  3. Hell.

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Citations for perdition
So my suspicions are confirmed, then, and you have determined to hand over your son to eternal perdition. Henry Kingsley, Ravenshoe, Volume 1
I will rescue you from perdition in spite of yourself; Penance and mortification shall expiate your offense, and Severity force you back to the paths of holiness. Matthew Lewis, The Monk
Origin of perdition
1300-1350
Perdition stems from the Latin perditiōn- meaning destruction. It was the equivalent of perdit, the past participle of perdere meaning to do in, ruin or lose.