Definition of Expiatory

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

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



Definition of Expiatory

1. a. Having power, or intended, to make expiation; atoning; as, an expiatory sacrifice.

Definition of Expiatory

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to expiation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expiatory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Expiatory

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

Literary usage of Expiatory

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

1. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"The principle of social solidarity also accounts for the efficacy ascribed to vicarious expiatory sacrifices ; but in many instances expiatory sacrifices ..."

2. Manual of Biblical Archaeology by Carl Friedrich Keil (1887)
"expiatory sacrifices were, according to the law to be offered, not only for offences against God's commands and laws, in order to atone for the sin and the ..."

3. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1894)
"CHAP. x. distress in Africa, were clearly the divine judgement for expiatory the sacrilege which they had wrought against the protecting Demeter deities of ..."

4. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"In this way His sufferings might well become, like those of the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah liii., expiatory. Recapitulation Gathering together ..."

5. On the Atonement and Intercession of Jesus Christ / by William Symington by William Symington (1847)
"And others again were expiatory, or designed to obtain the forgiveness of sins of which the offerer acknowledged himself guilty. But even those which have ..."

6. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1871)
"They ever acknowledged that the Lord Christ was an expiatory sacrifice for our sins, as may be seen in the ..."

7. The Theological and Literary Journal (1850)
"vicarious or expiatory, he formally admits that his views of it are not in accordance with the teachings of the Scriptures, but in direct conflict with them ..."

8. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"... Surgical Knowledge — Drunkenness, and other Vices — Ideas of God, and of a Future State — Superstition, and Practice of the Magi — expiatory Tortures. ..."

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