Definition of Propitiation

1. Noun. The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity.

Exact synonyms: Conciliation, Placation
Generic synonyms: Appeasement, Calming
Derivative terms: Conciliate, Placate, Propitiate



2. Noun. The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity).
Exact synonyms: Atonement, Expiation
Generic synonyms: Redemption, Salvation
Specialized synonyms: Amends, Reparation
Derivative terms: Atone, Expiate

Definition of Propitiation

1. n. The act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious.

Definition of Propitiation

1. Noun. (dated) The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, expiation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propitiation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Propitiation

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1. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1918)
"It is evident that St. Paul regarded the propitiation as essential to the ... St. Paul certainly held that the propitiation was provided by God ..."

2. Theological Institutes: Or, A View of the Evidences, Doctrines, Morals, and by Richard Watson (1851)
"1 John iv, 10, " Herein is love, not that we loved GOD ; but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. ..."

3. Dictionary of the Apostolic Church by James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie, John Chisholm Lambert (1915)
"propitiation). St. Paul would show God righteous in His forbearance in 'the ... But, as he defines the effects of the propitiation, he leaves the wrath of ..."

4. On the Atonement and Intercession of Jesus Christ / by William Symington by William Symington (1847)
"Allied to these, and to much the same purpose, are those texts which ascribe propitiation to the work of Christ:—Whom God hath set forth to be a ..."

5. Fellowship with Christ: And Other Discourses Delivered on Special Occasions by Robert William Dale (1892)
"He is the propitiation for our sins ; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world. ... Christ is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. ..."

6. The Attraction of the Cross: Designed to Illustrate the Leading Truths by Gardiner Spring (1854)
"THE CROSS THE ONLY propitiation. IT is a truth universally received among Christians, that there is no other propitiation for sin except that offered by the ..."

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