Feature Word: Cardinal Sin

Definition:

A major offense

Description:

The cardinal sins was listed by Bishop Thomas Ken in 1834 as: Pride, envy, sloth, intemperance, avarice, ire and lust.

Source:

Bishop Thoman Ken (1934)

Renegade

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Definition:

a deserter of any type, (historically, in terms of religion)

Description:

The English borrowed and ┬ámodified this word from the Spanish ‘renegado,‘ who formed it from a Latin term meaning “to deny.”

When a Christian deserted and joined the Muslim army, Spanish churchmen labeled a man who denounced his faith a “renegado.” English took this and modified it to ‘renegade’ and was used to designate “the occasional turncoat who denied his religion for profit.”

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Scapegoat

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Definition:

someone who is punished for the errors of others

Description:

During Yom Kippur, the original tradition was to use two goats in the ritual. One goat, called the Lord’s Goat, was sacrificed, while the other goat, which the priest confessed all the sins of his people, was then set free into the wilderness.
The second was called the Escape Goat, which evolved into Scapegoat.
The term first appeared in the English translation of Tyndale’s Bible

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Cardinal Sin

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Definition:

A major offense

Description:

The cardinal sins was listed by Bishop Thomas Ken in 1834 as: Pride, envy, sloth, intemperance, avarice, ire and lust.

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