sacrificial

[ sak-ruh-fish-uh l ]
/ ˌsæk rəˈfɪʃ əl /
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adjective

pertaining to or concerned with sacrifice.

Nearby words

  1. sacred writ,
  2. sacredly,
  3. sacrifice,
  4. sacrifice fly,
  5. sacrifice paddock,
  6. sacrificial anode,
  7. sacrificially,
  8. sacrilege,
  9. sacrilegious,
  10. sacring

Origin of sacrificial

1600–10; < Latin sacrifici(um) sacrifice + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for sacrificially

sacrificial

/ (ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃəl) /

adjective

used in or connected with a sacrifice
Derived Formssacrificially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for sacrificially

sacrificial

adj.

c.1600, from Latin sacrificium "a sacrifice" (see sacrifice (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Sacrificially.

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