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Expiation

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Expiationn. [L. expiatio: cf.F. expiation].
  •  The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.  [1913 Webster]
    "His liberality seemed to have something in it of self-abasement and expiation."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those shadowy expiations weak,
    The blood of bulls and goats.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An act by which the threats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.  Hayward.  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

Expiation

amends, atonement, balancing, commutation, compensation, composition, compromise, counteraction, counterbalancing, expiatory offering, indemnification, indemnity, lex talionis, making amends, making good, making right, making up, offsetting, peace offering, piaculum, propitiation, quittance, reclamation, recompense, rectification, redemption, redress, reparation, repayment, restitution, retaliation, revenge, satisfaction, squaring, substitution

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Expiation

Atonement

N atonement, reparation, compromise, composition, compensation, quittance, quits, expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation, indemnification, redress, amends, apology, amende honorable, satisfaction, peace offering, sin offering, burnt offering, scapegoat, sacrifice, penance, fasting, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, white sheet, shrift, flagellation, lustration, purgation, purgatory.


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