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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity); The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity.

Usage examples (29)
  • Noun : the propitiation of the wrathful gods
  • "propitiation" is the meeting-place; there the controversy on both sides terminates in an honorable and eternal "peace."
  • Matt. 20, 28; it is called a propitiation, Rom. 3, 25, as well as a ransom.
  • From the Chinese notion of sacrifice the idea of propitiation through blood is entirely absent. for more
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