Origin of piacular
Related formspi·ac·u·lar·ly, adverbpi·ac·u·lar·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for piacular
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
But as piacular rites are met with even in the Australian societies, it is impossible to assign them so late an origin.
By all these signs, the characteristic traits of the piacular rites are to be recognized.
It is still surprising, it is true, that piacular rites specially destined to expiate sins, seem to be completely lacking.
The explanation of piacular rites which we have proposed enables us to reply to this double question.