Origin of expiation
Examples from the Web for expiation
But law is, at best, an imperfect instrument of grief and expiation.30-Day Sentence for Dharun Ravi in Rutgers Spying Case Is Right|Jay Michaelson|May 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They hold that it applies to his death on the cross as an expiation for sin.
The law of the sacrifice of the red cow, and the water of expiation.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
As a rule, however, the recovery of caste by expiation is an easy matter.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
British Dictionary definitions for expiation
Word Origin and History for expiation
early 15c., via Middle French expiation or directly from Latin expiationem (nominative expiatio) "satisfaction, atonement," noun of action from past participle stem of expiare "make amends," from ex- "completely" (see ex-) + piare "propitiate, appease," from pius "faithful, loyal, devout" (see pious).
The sacrifice of expiation is that which tendeth to appease the wrath of God. [Thomas Norton, translation of Calvin's "Institutes of Christian Religion," 1561]