expiatory expiatory


  • (adj) having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation



  1. Roots, for all its soap opera, sex and violence, seems to have had a certain expiatory effect.
  2. But it is not to lastStine is married to another, while Joachim is wedded only to his simple expiatory life.
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