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Where, on the other hand, the victim is a fellow tribesman, the sacrifice is expiatory or piacular.

And, third, Are his sufferings expiatory—the meritorious cause of human salvation?

He came in one morning, after he had concluded his suspicions were wrong, and made a sort of expiatory call.

A great expiatory sacrifice succeeded in finally calming him.

Piacular, pī-ak′ū-lar, adj. serving to appease, expiatory: requiring expiation: atrociously bad.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expiatory, such as: expiative, propitiatory, atonable, atoneable, conciliative, and conciliatory.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.