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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The making up for or atoning for a wrong.

Usage examples (25)
  • A year in jail was the expiation demanded for the crime.
  • The word expiation does not once occur in the Scripture.
  • A very necessary feature of the expiation is the marksmanship of my opponent.
  • JOHN BURNS, NEW YORK TIMES: I think there was a kind of expiation here. for more
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