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

mortal sin

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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.
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