Definition for A-BOM-IN-A'TION


  1. Extreme hatred; detestation. – Swift.
  2. The object of detestation, a common signification in Scripture. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord. – Prov. xv.
  3. Hence, defilement, pollution, in a physical sense, or evil doctrines and practices, which are moral defilements, idols and idolatry, are called abominations. The Jews were an abomination to the Egyptians; and the sacred animals of the Egyptians were an abomination to the Jews. The Roman army is called the abomination of desolation. – Matt. xxiv. 13. In short, whatever is an object of extreme hatred, is called an abomination.

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