noun, plural tau·ro·bo·li·a [tawr-uh-boh-lee-uh]. /ˌtɔr əˈboʊ li ə/.
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Taurobolium, a sacrifice of expiation, very common in the third and fourth centuries.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Sextilius Agefilaus Ædesius says, that he was born a-new, to life eternal, by means of the Taurobolium and Criobolium.A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, Volume II (of 2)|Philip Thicknesse
For instance, you all know they had a custom of having their sins expiated by means of what they called taurobolium.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
The details and effect of the ceremony were no doubt similar to those of the taurobolium.
The taurobolium is thought to have signified a death to the old life and a new birth into a higher, divine existence.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen