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Mortal sin

Mortal sin. According to Christian (mainly Catholic) teaching, a deliberate act of rejecting God as one's final end in favour of some lesser desire. It is held to involve both the loss of sanctifying grace and eternal damnation. See also VENIAL SIN.

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mortal sin

mortal sin in Christian theology, a grave sin that is regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace, often contrasted with a venial sin.

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