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expiatory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expiatory  \Ex"pi*a*to*ry\,  a.  [L.  expiatorius:  cf  F. 
  expiatoire.] 
  Having  power,  or  intended,  to  make  expiation;  atoning;  as  an 
  expiatory  sacrifice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expiatory 
  adj  :  having  power  to  atone  for  or  offered  by  way  of  expiation  or 
  propitiation;  "expiatory  (or  propitiatory)  sacrifice" 
  [syn:  {expiative},  {propitiatory}] 




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