Perdition meaning

pər-dĭsh'ən
Complete and irreparable loss; ruin.
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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.

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Utter ruin.
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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").
    From Wiktionary