purgatory

  • 1 Purgatory — • A place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Purgatory — Purgatory, in the original sense, is the condition or process of purification or temporary punishment in which the souls of those who die in a state of grace are made ready for heaven, an idea that has ancient roots and is well attested in early… …

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  • 3 Purgatory — «Purgatory» Сингл …

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  • 4 Purgatory — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Purgatory» Sencillo de Iron Maiden del álbum Killers Lado B Genghis Khan Publicación 15 de junio de 1981 …

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  • 5 Purgatory — Pur ga*to*ry, a. [L. purgatorius.] Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory. Burke. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Purgatory — Pur ga*to*ry, n. [Cf. F. purgatoire.] A state or place of purification after death; according to the Roman Catholic creed, a place, or a state believed to exist after death, in which the souls of persons are purified by expiating such offenses… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Purgatory — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1993 Website www.purgatory666.de …

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  • 8 purgatory — (n.) early 13c., from M.L. purgatorium (St. Bernard, early 12c.), from L.L., means of cleansing, noun use of neuter of purgatorius (adj.) purging, cleansing, from L. purgare (see PURGE (Cf. purge)) …

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  • 9 purgatory — [n] hell Abaddon*, abyss, bottomless pit*, everlasting fire*, fire and brimstone*, Gehenna, Hades, infernal regions, limbo, lower world, nether world, perdition, pit, place of torment, suffering, underworld; concepts 370,435,674 …

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  • 10 purgatory — ► NOUN (pl. purgatories) 1) (in Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are atoning for their sins before going to heaven. 2) mental anguish. DERIVATIVES purgatorial adjective. ORIGIN Latin… …

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  • 11 purgatory — [pʉr′gə tôr΄ē] n. pl. purgatories [ME purgatorie < OFr & ML(Ec): OFr purgatoire < ML(Ec) purgatorium < LL purgatorius, cleansing < L purgare: see PURGE] 1. [often P ] Theol. a state or place in which, in Rom. Catholicism and other… …

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  • 12 purgatory — /perr geuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. purgatories, adj. n. 1. (in the belief of Roman Catholics and others) a condition or place in which the souls of those dying penitent are purified from venial sins, or undergo the temporal punishment that,… …

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  • 13 purgatory — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)gətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] 1) N PROPER Purgatory is the place where Roman Catholics believe the spirits of dead people are sent to suffer for their sins before they go to heaven. Prayers were said for souls in Purgatory. 2) N UNCOUNT You can …

    English dictionary

  • 14 purgatory — pur|ga|tory [ˈpə:gətəri US ˈpə:rgəto:ri] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Anglo French; Origin: purgatorie, from Latin purgatus, past participle of purgare; PURGE1] 1.) [U] something that makes you suffer used humorously ▪ Sewing is relaxation for some,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 purgatory — noun (U) 1 Purgatory a place where, according to Roman Catholic beliefs, the souls of dead people must suffer for the bad things they did, until they are pure enough to enter heaven 2 humorous a place, situation, or time when you suffer a lot: It …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 purgatory — pur|ga|to|ry [ pɜrgə,tɔri ] noun uncount 1. ) the place where Roman Catholics believe people suffer after they die for the wrong things they have done before they can go to heaven 2. ) an unpleasant place or experience: Cooking was always… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 purgatory — UK [ˈpɜː(r)ɡət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈpɜrɡəˌtɔrɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the place where Roman Catholics believe people suffer after they die for the wrong things that they have done before they can go to heaven 2) an unpleasant place or experience Cooking… …

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  • 18 purgatory — A state of suffering after this life, in which those souls are for a time detained who depart this life, after their deadly sins have been remitted as to the stain and guilt, and as to the everlasting pain that was due to them, but who have, on… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 purgatory — see England is the paradise of women, the hell of horses, and the purgatory of servants …

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  • 20 purgatory — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Medieval Latin; Anglo French purgatorie, from Medieval Latin purgatorium, from Late Latin, neuter of purgatorius purging, from Latin purgare Date: 13th century 1. an intermediate… …

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