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rep·ro·bate

 (rĕp′rə-bāt′)
n.
1. A morally unprincipled person.
2. One who is predestined to damnation.
adj.
1. Morally unprincipled; shameless.
2. Rejected by God and without hope of salvation.
tr.v. rep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing, rep·ro·bates
1. To disapprove of; condemn.
2. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.

[From Middle English, condemned, from Late Latin reprobātus, past participle of reprobāre, to reprove : Latin re-, opposite; see re- + Latin probāre, to approve; see prove.]

rep′ro·ba′tion n.
rep′ro·ba′tive adj.

rep•ro•ba•tive

(ˈrɛp rəˌbeɪ tɪv)

adj.
expressing reprobation; condemning or rejecting.
[1825–35]
rep′ro•ba`tive•ly, adv.
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While Balthasar derides the setting up of distinctions in God's will as proper only to a system that displays too much certainty in the outcome of final judgment, Maritain offers a theory that reconciles the "universalist" and "reprobative" strands of biblical revelation.
(36.) See Seidman, supra note 35, at 97-100; see also Joel Feinberg, The Expressive Function of Punishment, in Doing and Deserving: Essays in the Theory of Responsibility 95, 98 (1970) ("[B]oth the 'hard treatment' aspect of punishment and its reprobative function must be part of the definition of legal punishment.").
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