Definition of Expiative

1. Adjective. Having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation. "Expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice"

Exact synonyms: Expiatory, Propitiatory
Derivative terms: Expiate, Expiate
Partainyms: Expiation, Expiation



Lexicographical Neighbors of Expiative

expertized
expertizes
expertizing
expertly
expertness
expertnesses
experts
expetible
expiable
expiate
expiated
expiates
expiating
expiations
expiative (current term)
expiator
expiatorious
expiators
expiatory
expidite
expidited
expidites
expiditing
expilator
expilators
expirable
expirant
expirants
expiration

Literary usage of Expiative

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

1. Outlines of Christian Theology by Cornelius Walker (1894)
"Ordinarily, too, the expiative preceded the others, and was needed as rendering these others acceptable. In other words, under Divine direction and in a ..."

2. The Works of Orestes A. Brownson by Orestes Augustus Brownson, Henry Francis Brownson (1887)
"If their punishment is purely vindictive, not expiative, how can you reconcile it with the love, ... Is the punishment vindictive or simply expiative ? 3. ..."

3. Bibliotheca Sacra and American Biblical Repository (1852)
"a similar diversity of expiative acts. In the sin-offering of the high priest or of the ... That the diversity of the material and of the expiative acts had ..."

4. Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches by Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Carlyle (1860)
"... is accredited barbarous-latin for most pious, but means properly most expiative; by which title the zealous individual of later date indicates his ..."

5. Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: Including the Supplement to the by Oliver Cromwell (1859)
"... is accredited barbarous-latin for most pious, but means properly most expiative; by which title the zealous individual of later date indicates his ..."

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