expiation definition

  • noun:
    • The work of expiating; atonement.
    • an easy method of expiating.
    • An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.
    • The act of expiating or stripping off; plunder; pillage.
    • The work of creating satisfaction or atonement for almost any criminal activity or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by enduring or punishment.
    • The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is manufactured; an expiatory sacrifice or providing; an atonement.
    • An act by which the threats of prodigies were averted among the list of old heathen.
    • The work of expiating, or of creating pleasure or reparation for an offense; atonement; reparation. See atonement.
    • The means where atonement, satisfaction, or reparation of crimes is made; an atonement.
    • An observance or ceremony designed to avert omens or prodigies.
    • payment for a wrong
    • the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    • The work of expiating; atonement.
    • A means of expiating.
    • An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.
    • The work of expiating or stripping down; plunder; pillage.
    • The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
    • The means wherein reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
    • An act by which the threats of prodigies were averted among the list of ancient heathen.
    • The work of expiating, or of earning pleasure or reparation for an offense; atonement; reparation. See atonement.
    • The means where atonement, satisfaction, or reparation of crimes is made; an atonement.
    • An observance or service meant to avert omens or prodigies.
    • compensation for a wrong
    • the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

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