propitiation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin propitiātiō; surface analysis is propitiate +‎ -ion.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

propitiation (countable and uncountable, plural propitiations)

  1. The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, similar to expiation but with the added concept of appeasement of anger.
    Coordinate term: expiation
  2. (theology) The death of Christ as a basis for the forgiveness of sin.

Usage notesEdit

Primarily used with respect to a god or spirits.

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