9/14/11

Perdition

Perdition
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With family and friends...
... perdition is never your condition.
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Perdition means complete loss or destruction of something.

n. [F., fr. L. perditio, fr. perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. para away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to Gr. , E. do. See Do.] 1. Entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death. “The mere perdition of the Turkish fleet.” Shak. “If we reject the truth, we seal our own perdition.” J. M. Mason. 2. Loss of diminution. [Obs.] Shak.

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