expiable

[ ek-spee-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛk spi ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being expiated: an expiable crime.

Origin of expiable

1560–70; < Late Latin expiābilis, equivalent to expiā(re) to expiate + -bilis -ble

Related forms

non·ex·pi·a·ble, adjectiveun·ex·pi·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expiable

expiable

/ (ˈɛkspɪəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being expiated or atoned for
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