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REPROBATE, a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

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. 6.

2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.

They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.

3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2Tim. 3.



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REPROBATE, a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

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. 6.

2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.

They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.

3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2Tim. 3.

REP'RO-BATE, a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

  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.
  2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace. They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. – Tit. i.
  3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. – 2 Tim. iii.

REP'RO-BATE, n.

A person abandoned to sin; one lost to virtue and religion. I acknowledge myself a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king. – Ralegh.


REP'RO-BATE, v.t.

  1. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to disallow; to reject. It expresses more than disapprove or disallow. We disapprove of slight faults and improprieties; we reprobate what is mean or criminal.
  2. In a milder sense, to disallow. Such an answer as this, is reprobated and disallowed of in law. – Ayliffe.
  3. To abandon to wickedness and eternal destruction. – Hammond.
  4. To abandon to his sentence, without hope or pardon. Drive him out / To reprobated exile. – Southern.

Rep"ro*bate
  1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.

    [Obs.]

    Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jer. vi. 30.

  2. One morally abandoned and lost.

    I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king. Sir W. Raleigh.

  3. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike] to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.

    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.

  4. Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.

    And strength, and art, are easily outdone
    By spirits reprobate.
    Milton.

  5. To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.

    Syn. -- To condemn; reprehend; censure; disown; abandon; reject.

  6. Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.

    "Reprobate desire." Shak.

    Syn. -- Abandoned; vitiated; depraved; corrupt; wicked; profligate; base; vile. See Abandoned.

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Reprobate

REPROBATE, adjective [Latin reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

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. Jeremiah 6:30.

2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.

They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate Titus 1:16.

3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2 Timothy 3:8.

REP'ROBATE, noun A person abandoned to sin; one lost to virtue and religion.

I acknowledge myself a reprobate a villain, a traitor to the king.

REP'ROBATE, verb transitive

1. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to disallow; to reject. It expresses more than disapprove or disallow. We disapprove of slight faults and improprieties; we reprobate what is mean or criminal.

2. In a milder sense, to disallow.

Such an answer as this, is reprobated and disallowed of in law.

3. To abandon to wickedness and eternal destruction.

4. To abandon to his sentence, without hope of pardon.

Drive him out to reprobated exile.

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