reprobation

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Etymology[edit]

French réprobation, or Latin reprobatio.

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reprobation (plural reprobations)

  1. The act of reprobating; the state of being reprobated; strong disapproval or censure.
    The profligate pretenses upon which he was perpetually soliciting an increase of his disgraceful stipend are mentioned with becoming reprobation. — Jeffrey.
    Set a brand of reprobation on clipped poetry and false coin. — Dryden.
  2. (theology) The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment; damnation.

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