- an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
- the penance or reparation made.
Origin of satisfaction
Examples from the Web for satisfaction
The satisfaction experienced by high-performance companies did not surprise Shriver at all.Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the course of our conversation, Jablonski refers to Satisfaction as a “love story.”
Sean Jablonski, the creator of the USA drama, Satisfaction, wants to change all of that.
Satisfaction does not insist on setting up clear categories of heroism and villainy, good, and evil.
Satisfaction is heavy on character development and light on plot.
To one experience of my tour as a lecturer I shall always be able to look back with satisfaction.My Discovery of England|Stephen Leacock
No, his passions are turbulent—the madness of the moment—eager to please himself—regardless of the satisfaction of the object.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
In evidence of my satisfaction I gave him a bottle of Scopolo, which Leah guaranteed pure.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
But Mr. Cahoon had, by this time, settled the question to his own satisfaction.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Mizzi retired with a heightened color, and he sat down with satisfaction to the cricket reports and deviled kidneys.The Gay Adventure|Richard Bird
British Dictionary definitions for satisfaction
Word Origin for satisfaction
Word Origin and History for satisfaction
early 14c., "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from Old French satisfaction (12c.), from Latin satisfactionem (nominative satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," noun of action from past participle stem of satisfacere (see satisfy). Senses of "contentment, appeasement" and "action of gratifying" first recorded late 14c.; the former not common before 16c.