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degradationnoun abasement, abjection, baseness, debasement, decadence, decadency, declension, declination, decline, dedecus, degeneratess, degeneration, demotion, deerival of honor, deterioration, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, dismissal from office, disrepute, fall from repute, humiliation, ignominia, ignominy, ingloriousness, obloquy, odium, reduction in rank, retrogradation, retrogression, shame
See also: attaint, bad repute, defilement, deterioration, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, libel, misusage, misuse, notoriety, obloquy, odium, onus, opprobrium, perversion, reproach, scandal, shame, stigma, turpitude
DEGRADATION, punishment, ecclesiastical law. A censure by which a clergy man is deprived of his holy orders, which he had as a priest or deacon.