1. The state of being damned; condemnation; openly expressed disapprobation.

2. Condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state, or the punishment itself. "How can ye escape the damnation of hell?" (Matt. Xxiii. 33) "Wickedness is sin, and sin is damnation." (Shak)

3. A sin daserving of everlasting punishment. "The deep damnation of his taking-off." (Shak)

Origin: F. Damnation, L. Damnatio, fr. Damnare. See Damn.

(01 Mar 1998)

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