Definition and Meanings for expiation
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Part of Speech of expiation
Etymology of expiation
Meaning of expiation
- the act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
- the means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
- an act by which the threats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.