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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expiate  \Ex"pi*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Expiated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Expiating}.]  [L.  expiatus  p.  p.  of  expiare  to 
  expiate;  ex  out  +  piare  to  seek  to  appease,  to  purify  with 
  sacred  rites,  fr  pius  pious.  See  {Pious}.] 
  1.  To  extinguish  the  guilt  of  by  sufferance  of  penalty  or 
  some  equivalent;  to  make  complete  satisfaction  for  to 
  atone  for  to  make  amends  for  to  make  expiation  for  as 
  to  expiate  a  crime,  a  guilt,  or  sin. 
 
  To  expiate  his  treason,  hath  naught  left  --Milton. 
 
  The  Treasurer  obliged  himself  to  expiate  the  injury. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  2.  To  purify  with  sacred  rites.  [Obs.] 
 
  Neither  let  there  be  found  among  you  any  one  that 
  shall  expiate  his  son  or  daughter,  making  them  to 
  pass  through  the  fire.  --Deut.  xviii. 
  10  (Douay 
  version) 




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