Definition of Expiable

1. Adjective. Capable of being atoned for.

Similar to: Pardonable



Definition of Expiable

1. a. Capable of being expiated or atoned for; as, an expiable offense; expiable guilt.

Definition of Expiable

1. Adjective. Capable of being expiated or atoned for. ¹

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Definition of Expiable

1. capable of being expiated [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Expiable

expertest
experting
expertise
expertises
expertism
expertisms
expertize
expertized
expertizes
expertizing
expertly
expertness
expertnesses
experts
expetible
expiable (current term)
expiate
expiated
expiates
expiating
expiations
expiative
expiator
expiatorious
expiators
expiatory
expidite
expidited
expidites

Literary usage of Expiable

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

1. Dialogues on Universal Salvation: And Topics Connected Therewith by David Thom (1838)
"... was expiable; not so, had it been committed by him in opposition to the law of God, as the law of his own nature. I again proceed to inquire, ..."

2. Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law by Henry Adams, Henry Cabot Lodge, Ernest Young, James Laurence Laughlin (1905)
"These expiable causae majores differed from those offences always atoned for by a ... These formed an intermediate class of expiable causae majores. ..."

3. A Treatise on Hindu Law and Usage by John Dawson Mayne (1883)
"... of sonic of these were expiable, wholly or in part, ... which appear to hare been expiable, but were not in fact expiated. (m) Manu,lz. ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"... an expiation of small and light faults", as immoderate laughter, impertinent talking, which nevertheless he himself says are expiable by fear of death; ..."

5. Historical Introduction to the Private Law of Rome by James Muirhead, Henry Goudy (1899)
"Breach of any of them rendered the offender impius; but his sin was sometimes expiable, sometimes not. Expiation required a peace- offering to the offended ..."

6. A History of Roman Law: With a Commentary on the Institutes of Gaius and by Andrew Stephenson (1912)
"The breach of any rule of Fas rendered the offender impious, but his sin might be expiable. This required a peace offering to the offended deity as well as ..."

7. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor...: With an Essay by Jeremy Taylor, George Rust (1851)
"... as immoderate laughter, impertinent talking, which nevertheless he himself says are expiable by fear of death ; and Victoria/ and Jacobus de Graffis" ..."

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