propitiatory

[ pruh-pish-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ prəˈpɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

serving or intended to propitiate.
making propitiation; conciliatory.

noun

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Origin of propitiatory

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English propiciatori the mercy seat <Late Latin propitiātōrium (see propitiate, -tory2); (adj.) <Late Latin propitiātōrius (see -tory1)

OTHER WORDS FROM propitiatory

pro·pi·ti·a·to·ri·ly, adverbun·pro·pi·ti·a·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for propitiatory

propitiatory
/ (prəˈpɪʃɪətərɪ) /

adjective

designed or intended to propitiate; conciliatory; expiatory

noun

the mercy seat

Derived forms of propitiatory

propitiatorily, adverb
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