- to purify by a propitiatory offering or other ceremonial method.
Origin of lustrate
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Examples from the Web for lustration
The idea of lustration, however, is not involved in that of metempsychosis.
The corpse also must be subjected to a lustration by which it is purified.
In this case the sole purpose of the sweating is obviously that of lustration.
Birds are unceasingly attentive to neatness and lustration of their plumage.Insect Architecture
All these practices point either to lustration or propitiation.British Goblins
- (tr) to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies
C17: from Latin lūstrāre to brighten
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