KJV Dictionary Definition: reprobate


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'ROBATED, pp. Disapproved with abhorrence; rejected; abandoned to wickedness or to destruction.


REP'ROBATENESS, n. The state of being reprobate.


REP'ROBATING, ppr. Disapproving with extreme dislike; rejecting; abandoning to wickedness or to destruction.


REPROBA'TION, n. L. reprobatio.

1. The act of disallowing with detestation, or of expressing extreme dislike.

2. The act of abandoning or state of being abandoned to eternal destruction.

When a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving of conscience, it is considered as a sign of reprobation.

3. A condemnatory sentence; rejection.

Set a brand of reprobation on clipped poetry and false coin.