expiable


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ex·pi·a·ble

 (ĕk′spē-ə-bəl)
adj.
Possible to expiate: expiable offenses.
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expiable

(ˈɛkspɪəbəl)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) capable of being expiated or atoned for
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ex•pi•a•ble

(ˈɛk spi ə bəl)

adj.
capable of being expiated.
[1560–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expiable - capable of being atoned for
pardonable - admitting of being pardoned
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