Origin of piacular
Examples from the Web for piacular
Historical Examples of piacular
Where, on the other hand, the victim is a fellow tribesman, the sacrifice is expiatory or piacular.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
Mourning offers us a first and important example of piacular rites.
By all these signs, the characteristic traits of the piacular rites are to be recognized.
But as piacular rites are met with even in the Australian societies, it is impossible to assign them so late an origin.
It is still surprising, it is true, that piacular rites specially destined to expiate sins, seem to be completely lacking.