An example of perdition is hell.
Origin of perdition
- Middle English perdicion from Old French from Late Latin perditiō perditiōn- from Latin perditus past participle of perdere to lose per- per- dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French perdiciun, from Late Latin perditio, from Latin perdo (“I destroy, I lose").