mortal sin


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mortal sin

n. Christianity
A sin, such as murder or blasphemy, that is so heinous it deprives the soul of sanctifying grace and causes damnation if unforgiven at the time of death.

mortal sin

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace. Compare venial sin

mor′tal sin′


n. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a sin, as murder, willfully committed and serious enough to deprive the soul of divine grace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
sinning, sin - an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
superbia, pride - unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
invidia, envy - spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
avarice, avaritia, greed, rapacity, covetousness - reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
acedia, laziness, sloth - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
ire, wrath, anger, ira - belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
overeating, gluttony, gula - eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
luxuria, lust - self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
venial sin - a pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace
Translations
الخَطيئَة المُميتَه
smrtelný hřích
dødssynd
halálos bûn
dauîasynd
smrteľný hriech
affedilmez günah

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mortal

(ˈmoːtl) adjective
1. liable to die; unable to live for ever. Man is mortal.
2. of or causing death. a mortal illness; mortal enemies (= enemies willing to fight each other till death); mortal combat.
noun
a human being. All mortals must die sometime.
morˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
1. the state of being mortal.
2. (also mortality rate) the number of deaths in proportion to the population; the death rate. infant mortality.
ˈmortally adverb
in such a way as to cause death. He has been mortally wounded.
mortal sin
(especially in Roman Catholicism) a very serious sin, as a result of which the soul is damned for ever.
References in classic literature ?
We are more distinctly conscious that rude penances are out of the question for gentlemen in an enlightened age, and that mortal sin is not incompatible with an appetite for muffins.
A vow to the saints," cried Alleyne, "is indeed not to be set aside; but this is a devil's vow, and, simple clerk as I am, I am yet the mouthpiece of the true church when I say that it were mortal sin to fight on such a quarrel.
Suppose that the Supreme Being, after having created the world and fertilized chaos, had paused in the work to spare an angel the tears that might one day flow for mortal sins from her immortal eyes; suppose that when everything was in readiness and the moment had come for God to look upon his work and see that it was good -- suppose he had snuffed out the sun and tossed the world back into eternal night -- then -- even then, Mercedes, you could not imagine what I lose in sacrificing my life at this moment.
Avoiding mortal sin is of paramount importance because such acts sap the soul's supply of grace, thereby fracturing our relationship with God.
Describing sales of voters card as a mortal sin against God and humanity, the clergy maintained that electoral malpractice would bring hardship and poverty to the society, stressing that politicians would soon be lurking around to buy voter's cards as a tool to elect ungodly candidates, who will squander the socio-economic resources of the country.
One does not have to be in the state of mortal sin to take this regular "spiritual shower.
Something which Tim Farron has finally declared isn't a mortal sin.
7) Before the post conciliar period, most even-barely-catechized Catholics had learned that mortal sin spells the loss of sanctifying grace and exclusion from everlasting happiness.
This method of contraception meets the three conditions for mortal sin as well as the safer methods.
Some days later, I was "sent for" to explain my actions - apparently litter picking in another ward was a mortal sin and the Labour councillors for Southfield Road had submitted a complaint about our actions.
The Catholic faith has us believing if we missed mass on a Sunday or a Holy day of obligation we had a mortal sin on our soul.
DEAR FRUSTRATED: According to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, masturbation is still a mortal sin.