Definition of Purgation

1. Noun. Purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.

Exact synonyms: Catharsis, Katharsis
Generic synonyms: Purge, Purging
Derivative terms: Cathartic, Purge



2. Noun. A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites.
Exact synonyms: Purification
Generic synonyms: Ceremony
Derivative terms: Purge, Purify

3. Noun. The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge.
Exact synonyms: Purge, Purging
Specialized synonyms: Purification
Generic synonyms: Clearing
Derivative terms: Purge, Purge, Purge, Purge

Definition of Purgation

1. n. The act of purging; the act of clearing, cleansing, or putifying, by separating and carrying off impurities, or whatever is superfluous; the evacuation of the bowels.

Definition of Purgation

1. Noun. the act of purging, especially by the use of a purgative ¹

2. Noun. cleansing from sin or guilt ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purgation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purgation

purey
pureys
purfile
purfiles
purfle
purfled
purfler
purflers
purfles
purfling
purflings
purfly
purga
purgament
purgaments
purgation
purgations
purgative
purgatively
purgatives
purgatorial
purgatorian
purgatorians
purgatoric
purgatories
purgatory
purge
purgeable
purged
purger

Literary usage of Purgation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Simon Fraser (1797)
"Lind. to purgation at the ... may bt charged or Ta And purgation was ... they denied} the judge enjoined them purgation to be performed on- a day appointed, ..."

2. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the Principal Matters by William Hawkins, John Curwood (1824)
"And nj°n of Lord (</) Hobart argues, that because many offenders before the statute di°tjd" con" ing their purgation, and the statute intends that all in ..."

3. A History of England: From the First Invasion by the Romans by John Lingard (1827)
"In the purgation by oath, he began Purgation |iy calling on God to ... If, on the contrary, recourse was had to the Purgation ord^ pledges were given for ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"3, had ¡n effect suspended purgation, even as to commoners: therefore the legislature could never mean to introduce and establish purgation as to a peer, ..."

5. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1916)
"A period of purgation set in. At purgation, length the new forms of drama attracted the literary and poetic aspiration of men who had received at the ..."

6. Old Church Life in Scotland: Lectures on Kirk-session and Presbytery Records by Andrew Edgar (1885)
"THE OLD OATH OF Purgation. THE oath of purgation, as given in the form of process ... But there were more ancient oaths of purgation in use in the Church of ..."

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