In the Christian religion, perdition is defined as a state of eternal punishment you experience after death if you were a sinner who did not repent to God.
An example of perdition is hell.
- Archaic complete and irreparable loss; ruin
- the loss of the soul; damnation
Origin of perditionMiddle English perdicioun from Old French perdiciun from Ecclesiastical Late Latin perditio from Classical Latin perditus, past participle of perdere, to lose, ruin from per-, per- + dare, to give: see date
- a. Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.b. Hell: “Him the Almighty Power / Hurl'd headlong … / To bottomless perdition, there to dwell” ( John Milton )
- Utter ruin.
Origin of perditionMiddle English perdicion from Old French from Late Latin perditiō perditiōn- from Latin perditus past participle of perdere to lose per- per- dare to give ; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
From Old French perdiciun, from Late Latin perditio, from Latin perdo (“I destroy, I lose").