atonement

[ uh-tohn-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF atonement
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WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "condition of being at one (with others)," from atone + -ment. Meaning "reconciliation" (especially of sinners with God) is from 1520s; that of "propitiation of an offended party" is from 1610s.

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