expiatory : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice
- As the state Librarian dryly explained: "It is an expiatory sacrifice to veracity, to good sense and true taste.
- Roots, for all its soap opera, sex and violence, seems to have had a certain expiatory effect.
- But it is not to lastStine is married to another, while Joachim is wedded only to his simple expiatory life.