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Possible to expiate: expiable offenses.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) capable of being expiated or atoned for
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(ˈɛk spi ə bəl)

capable of being expiated.
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Adj.1.expiable - capable of being atoned for
pardonable - admitting of being pardoned
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In reference to our three major loci of irrationality, the legal narrative of transgression and punishment is made more coherent; many of the daemonic elements are identified and incorporated into a Christian mythology; and, perhaps most importantly, the sin that the Mariner carries seems expiable. It is a less ambiguous poem, and definitely a more Anglican one.
The hymn admits that the entry of the Wife into the ritual is something of an offense, but an expiable one.