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They here perform a lustration, preparatory to entering into the Spanish settlements.

Originally, sanctification and lustration not only employed the same means but also followed identical methods.

All these practices point either to lustration or propitiation.

British GoblinsWirt Sikes

The bishop compasseth the church in lustration and as if bestowing his care upon all.

As water is the most common element, so also is it the most common magical means of lustration.

A lustration was a solemn ceremony of purification, which was performed on various occasions, and before a battle: see Livy, xxix.

And yet, though all these things are impure, there is no lustration.

This would tend to strengthen the naturally suggested association between this ceremony and lustration by water.

The corpse also must be subjected to a lustration by which it is purified.

He had been obliged to undergo a lustration of near an hour, before he could be put to bed.

Damon and DeliaWilliam Godwin

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