mortal sin

mortal sin

  1. (Roman Catholicism, theology) a sin which causes the loss of God's grace, leading to eternal damnation, unless the sinner repents, which includes their intent to confess and atone; such a sin is defined as a transgression against one of the Ten Commandments with the full knowledge and deliberate consent of the sinner.
    Synonyms: grave sin
    Antonyms: venial sin
  • French: péché grave
  • German: Todsünde
  • Italian: peccato mortale
  • Portuguese: pecado mortal
  • Russian: сме́ртный грех
  • Spanish: pecado mortal

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