Reprobate

Definition of Reprobate

Rep´ro`bate   Pronunciation: ~b?t
a.1.
1.Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
- Jer. vi. 30.
2.Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.
And strength, and art, are easily outdone
By spirits reprobate.
- Milton.
3.Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.
n.1.One morally abandoned and lost.
I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
v. t.1.To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.
[imp. & p. p. Reprobated (-b?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Reprobating.]
Such an answer as this is reprobated and disallowed of in law; I do not believe it, unless the deed appears.
- Ayliffe.
Every scheme, every person, recommended by one of them, was reprobated by the other.
- Macaulay.
2.To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.

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