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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge; A ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites;

Usage examples (33)
  • And the purgation was a recantation, which began thus, --
  • A purgation, that is, by way of Epitome, to cut all ouer much away.
  • "purgation" of the heart and will, is demanded of those who would develop the form of consciousness called "mystical."
  • Essex, and early in 1330 was admitted to purgation. for more
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