- 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 &ellipsis; / 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").