Rep`ro*ba"tion (-b?`sh?n), n. [F. r'eprobation, or L. reprobatio.]

1.

The act of reprobating; the state of being reprobated; strong disapproval or censure.

The profligate pretenses upon which he was perpetually soliciting an increase of his disgraceful stipend are mentioned with becoming reprobation. Jeffrey.

Set a brand of reprobation on clipped poetry and false coin. Dryden.

2. Theol.

The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment.

 

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