Origin of expiatory
Examples from the Web for expiatory
In contrition I stood, and I hope the penance was expiatory.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
Very naively he offered heaven, by way of expiatory anguish, the abominable torment from which he was suffering.
It was expiatory, and was accompanied by a moral reconstruction of society, a new beginning, with old scores wiped out.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
All the penalties inflicted by the Inquisition had this expiatory character.417 Some of them were of quite a trivial description.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
Over it an expiatory chapel was built, with buildings adjoining, the whole forming a very beautiful structure.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for expiatory
Word Origin and History for expiatory
1540s, from Latin expiatorius, from expiatus, past participle of expiare (see expiation).