- serving to expurgate.
- of or relating to expurgation.
Origin of expurgatory
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Examples from the Web for expurgatory
The particular Expurgatory Index under view was printed in 1601 and 1611.
After his death, his Apology for John Fero was inserted in the expurgatory index.
It is this index which is still in force, but the prohibitions and expurgatory measures have since been multiplied.
It was both a prohibitory and an expurgatory Index in one stout volume.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
It was even inserted in the expurgatory index of the Council of Trent, on the false supposition that heretics had corrupted it.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)