[ ek-spee-eyt ]
/ ˈɛk spiˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), ex·pi·at·ed, ex·pi·at·ing.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate one's crimes.
Origin of expiate
Related formsex·pi·a·tor, nounun·ex·pi·at·ed, adjective
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The name of "Hazazel," the expiator, was given to this goat.Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary|Voltaire
British Dictionary definitions for expiator
/ (ˈɛkspɪˌeɪt) /
(tr) to atone for or redress (sin or wrongdoing); make amends for
Derived Formsexpiator, noun
Word Origin for expiate
C16: from Latin expiāre, from pius dutiful; see pious
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