The act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement: an act of public expiation
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- 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.