expiatory; atoning; reparatory.
requiring expiation; sinful or wicked.
- pi·ac·u·lar·ly, adverb
- pi·ac·u·lar·ness, noun
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How to use piacular in a sentence
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
piacular, pī-ak′ū-lar, adj. serving to appease, expiatory: requiring expiation: atrociously bad.
The Carnea appears to have been at once agrarian, military and piacular in character.
Henry Williams was thus marked out more distinctly than ever as the piacular victim or scapegoat of the mission.A History of the English Church in New Zealand | Henry Thomas Purchas
Mourning offers us a first and important example of piacular rites.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life | Emile Durkheim
British Dictionary definitions for piacular
making expiation for a sacrilege
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