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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Quoting verses from holy Quran and Hadith, the document says suicide is unacceptable in Islam and a grave sin.
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Thomas Aquinas, was that suicide was not only a grave sin but one whose very nature deprived a person of the opportunity for repentance and, therefore, forgiveness.
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Last year, when the year of mercy had begun, Pope Francis had extended the confession faculties of priests to absolve the grave sin of abortion, which earlier was restricted only to Bishops, Cardinals and the Pope, unless special dispensation was given to priests, which was the case in most diocese across the world.
He said he wanted to "restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life" but "there is no sin God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart".
He said he wanted to "restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life" but "there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with (God)".
Any Catholic worth their salt has always realised to be in a state of grave sin, one has to have full knowledge and given full consent.