Reprobation Rep`ro*ba"tion (-b?`sh?n), n. [F. r['e]probation, or L. reprobatio.] 1. The act of reprobating; the state of being reprobated; strong disapproval or censure. [1913 Webster]

The profligate pretenses upon which he was perpetually soliciting an increase of his disgraceful stipend are mentioned with becoming reprobation. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

Set a brand of reprobation on clipped poetry and false coin. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment. [1913 Webster]

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