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Origin of propitiation
OTHER WORDS FROM propitiationnon·pro·pi·ti·a·tion, noun
Words nearby propitiation
What does propitiation mean?
Propitiation is the act of gaining the favor of or making things right with someone, especially after having done something wrong.
Propitiation is the noun form of the verb propitiate, meaning to appease or gain the favor of.
Close synonyms of propitiation are conciliation and appeasement. Like those words, propitiation is commonly used in a religious context. It’s especially used in Christianity to refer to the act of propitiation that Christians believe Jesus made to atone for sin—or to the atonement that Christians believe they should make to God.
Example: Without propitiation, there can be no redemption.
Where does propitiation come from?
The first records of propitiation come from around 1400. It comes from the Late Latin propitiātiōn-, meaning “appeasement.”
Propitiation is commonly used in situations in which a person has done something wrong and wants to regain someone’s favor. It’s more than an apology—propitiation typically involves doing something to earn forgiveness or redemption. For example, in propitiation for breaking a neighbor’s window, a child might offer to mow the neighbor’s lawn for three months. But the word isn’t often applied so informally. Most commonly, it’s used in a religious way, especially in reference to Jesus. Another sense of propitiation refers not to the act of atonement but to the thing that atones, and the word appears in some translations of the Bible to refer to Jesus as a living propitiation for sin.
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What are some other forms related to propitiation?
- propitiate (verb)
- nonpropitiation (noun)
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How is propitiation used in real life?
Propitiation is typically used in a religious context.
Our consciences will never enjoy peace till they rest on the propitiation for sins.
— Banner of Truth (@BannerofTruth) November 19, 2019
Every year I fast few days early in propitiation for Ramadan. Today was first day and it went well <3 A bit of hunger and headache as normal.
Planning to do meditation changeling the entire month!
I drew a lot, and gonna try to focus and get all my unfinished drawings done!
— Tai Porto (@TaiPorto3) April 21, 2020
Not able to travel, but am now teaching some through SKYPE. Two weeks ago, I met with Pakistani pastors for a four hour Q&A. Yesterday, I taught on the atonement (propitiation) to pastors from Afghanistan. The grace of God in technology!
— Paul Washer (@paulwasher) July 4, 2018
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Example sentences from the Web for propitiation
There are many proofs of His love, but the crowning act of all is propitiation.Multiplied Blessings|Edward Hoare
He was the propitiation, as the slain victim; but, in virtue of that, He is now become the flesh of the peace-offering.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus|S H Kellogg
The propitiation required antecedently to a revelation was indeed offered.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
The girl's father demanded the boy's blood as propitiation for the wrong.Oriental Women|Edward Bagby Pollard
This was not only a recognition of Pinney's worth in being so fond of his wife, but a vague attempt at propitiation.The Quality of Mercy|W. D. Howells