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Reprobation

reprobation

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. The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment.

Origin: F. Reprobation, or L. Reprobatio.


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