atonement

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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from atone +‎ -ment; however, the noun is found earlier than the verb (atone); and in this light, the proper etymology is at +‎ onement.

NounEdit

atonement (plural atonements)

  1. A repair done for the sake of a damaged relationship.
  2. (theology, often with capitalized initial) The reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus.

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 20:39