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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Serving to purify from something morally harmful, offensive, or erroneous.

Usage examples (6)
  • It was even inserted in the expurgatory index of the Council of Trent, on the false supposition that heretics had corrupted it.
  • I use the expurgatory pen with no sparing hand in preparing for the new edition of that poem. none of my the
  • The whole subject of expurgatory oaths was discussed, and all that could be said on either side was fully and elaborately presented.
  • It is difficult to speak of the whole system of expurgatory oaths for past conduct without a shudder at the suffering and oppression they were not only capable of... for more
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