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expiation

Line breaks: ex¦pi|ation
Pronunciation: /ɛkspɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of expiation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement: an act of public expiation
More example sentences
  • The attempted assassination was an act both of expiation and of restitution.
  • The Fast of Atonement was instituted in expiation of a mortal sin and observed as a day of penance and mourning.
  • It needed expiation - atonement to remove guilt and the liability of punishment.
Synonyms
atonement, redemption, redress, reparation, restitution, recompense, requital, purgation, penance;

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