Definition of Expiator

1. n. One who makes expiation or atonement.



Definition of Expiator

1. Noun. One who makes expiation or atonement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expiator

1. one that expiates [n -S] - See also: expiates

Lexicographical Neighbors of Expiator

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

Literary usage of Expiator

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

1. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"This goat was called Ha- zazel, the expiator. What connection is there, pray, between a goat and the crime of a human being ? sembly, pronounced the two ..."

2. The Personality and Office of the Christian Comforter Asserted and Explained by Reginald Heber (1816)
"... as the Chief Priest and expiator of heaven; as offering, on that celestial altar which John in the sixth and eighth chapters of his prophecy describes * ..."

3. The Hedaya, Or Guide: A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr] [al-Marghīnānī, Charles Hamilton (1870)
"IF the expiator wilfully break his fast in t:;. day time, within the two months, ... And if the expiator bestow one Man t of wheat, or two Mans of Barley, ..."

4. Essays on the Religion and Philosophy of the Hindus by Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1858)
""Fire, expiator of evil! thou dost atone evils for the gods themselves. ... "Sun, expiator of evil!" &c. 5. "Fire, air, moon, and sun, ..."

5. System of the Christian Certainty by Franz Hermann Reinhold Frank (1886)
"The transference into the place of freedom from guilt, we may now say more concretely—into the person of the divine-human expiator, is the birth of the new ..."

6. Miscellaneous Essays by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Edward Byles Cowell (1873)
"Fire, expiator " of evil! thou dost atone evils for the gods themselves. ... "Sun, expiator of evil!" etc. 5. "Fire, air, moon, " and sun, ..."

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