rep·ro·bate / ˈreprəˌbāt/ • n. an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately). ∎ archaic Christian Theol. (esp. in Calvinism) a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation. • adj. unprincipled (often used as a humorous or affectionate reproach): a long-missed old reprobate drinking comrade. ∎ Christian Theol., archaic (in Calvinism) predestined to damnation. • v. [tr.] archaic express or feel disapproval of: his neighbors reprobated his method of proceeding. DERIVATIVES: rep·ro·ba·tion / ˌreprəˈbāshən/ n.
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So vb. disapprove of XV; reject, cast off XVI. f. pp. stem of L. reprobāre; see -ATE3. reprobation XV. — (O)F. or late L.
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