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Origin of expiatory
OTHER WORDS FROM expiatorynon·ex·pi·a·to·ry, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for expiatory
Where, on the other hand, the victim is a fellow tribesman, the sacrifice is expiatory or piacular.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
And, third, Are his sufferings expiatory—the meritorious cause of human salvation?The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
He came in one morning, after he had concluded his suspicions were wrong, and made a sort of expiatory call.
A great expiatory sacrifice succeeded in finally calming him.
Piacular, pī-ak′ū-lar, adj. serving to appease, expiatory: requiring expiation: atrociously bad.