Perdition
Perdition Per*di"tion, n. [F., fr. L. perditio, fr. perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. par[=a] away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to Gr. ?, E. do. See {Do}.] 1. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death. [1913 Webster]

The mere perdition of the Turkish fleet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If we reject the truth, we seal our own perdition. --J. M. Mason. [1913 Webster]

2. Loss of diminution. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • perdition — [ pɛrdisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • perdiciun 1080; lat. ecclés. perditio 1 ♦ Théol. Éloignement de l Église et des voies du salut; ruine de l âme par le péché. État de perdition. Loc. cour. Lieu de perdition : lieu de plaisir, de débauche. « ce théâtre, un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • perdition — Perdition. s. f. Dégast, dissipation. En ce sens il n a guere d usage qu en parlant du mauvais employ qu on fait de son bien. Ainsi on dit, Tout son bien s en va en perdition. Il s employe plus ordinairement pour signifier l estat d un homme, ou… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • perdition — Perdition, Amissio, Perditio, Disperditio. Mener à perdition, Adducere ad nequitiam. Si tout devoit aller à perdition et confusion, Omnia permisceri mallent, B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Perdition — (v. lat.), das Verderben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Perdition — (lat.), Verderben, ewige Verdammnis …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Perdition — Perditiōn (lat.), Verderben, ewige Verdammnis …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • perdition — index adversity, destruction, miscarriage, subversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perdition — (n.) mid 14c., fact of being lost or destroyed, from O.Fr. perdiciun (11c.), from L.L. perditionem (nom. perditio) ruin, destruction, from L. perditus, pp. of perdere do away with, destroy, lose, throw away, from per through (here perhaps with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perdition — [n] hell Abaddon*, abyss, affliction, bottomless pit*, condemnation, damnation, everlasting fire*, fire and brimstone*, Gehenna*, Hades, infernal regions, inferno, loss of the soul, lower world, nether world, pit, place of torment, punishment,… …   New thesaurus

  • perdition — ► NOUN ▪ (in Christian theology) a state of eternal damnation into which a sinful person who has not repented passes after death. ORIGIN Latin, from perdere destroy …   English terms dictionary

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