expiatory


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ex·pi·a·tion

 (ĕk′spē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of expiating; atonement.
2. A means of expiating.

ex′pi·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

expiatory

(ˈɛkspɪətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) capable of making expiation
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) given or offered in expiation

ex•pi•a•to•ry

(ˈɛk spi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
offered as expiation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expiatory - having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation; "expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice"

expiatory

adjective
Serving to purify of sin:
Translations

expiatory

[ˈekspɪətərɪ] ADJexpiatorio

expiatory

adjSühne-; expiatory offeringSühneopfer nt
References in classic literature ?
I had an absolute certainty that I should see again what I had already seen, but something within me said that by offering myself bravely as the sole subject of such experience, by accepting, by inviting, by surmounting it all, I should serve as an expiatory victim and guard the tranquility of my companions.
The steam-yacht, built in the Clyde, and fitted with tiled bath-rooms and other unheard-of luxuries, was said to have cost him half a million; and the pearl necklace which he had presented to his wife on his return was as magnificent as such expiatory offerings are apt to be.
The Roman made an expiatory offering, and prayed, Whatever god or goddess thou art to whom this grove is sacred, be propitious to me, my family, and children, etc.
(drawing.) Thus to the expiatory tomb, Untimely sepulchre, I do devote thee In the name of Lalage!
A house of atonement, or expiatory chapel, fitted with several stools of repentance, as distinguished from monogamy, which has but one.
with which the soul associates itself through love is expiatory
They face several accusations, including embracing deviant expiatory thinking that is contradictory to the Quran and Sunnah (prophet Mohammed's sayings and deeds), disobeying the King's instructions of not joining terrorist-led fighting abroad, joining an extremist group inside the country, using the media to support terror cells and provide shelter for some wanted men, financing terror and terrorist operations, taking part in activities that led to the killing of suspect persons to be enemies of their groups, keeping contact with deviant groups inside and outside the country, and calling for killing foreigners residing inside the Kingdom as well as prominent scholars, security officers, investigators, literate men, special emergency forces command and other grave crimes.
The mandatory punishment the Act awards to a Juvenile offender, namely a three years stay in a special home, is too short an expiatory period.
The decision to intervene was morally brave, with perhaps expiatory overtones, considering Europe's track record of cozying up to Arab dictators, some of whom are still in power.
In the case of Medieval and early Modern women saints, such as Rosa, the theological interpretations of the value of expiatory prayer and self-immolation, particularly applied to ideals of virtue and sainthood for women, provided the intellectual foundation and rationale for their behavior (e.g., Brumberg 1988, Maitland 1987, Vanderycken and van Deth 1994).
(105) As a devotion that was both a veneration of the Blessed Sacrament and a ritual expression of reparative and expiatory sentiments, it was vigorously promoted in the nineteenth century.
Over the course of generations and through periods of expiatory crises, such as the French Revolution, collective humanity would gain broader access to the social structures that would support the unfurling of man's true essence.