purificatory

[ pyoo r-uh-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF purificatory
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On the fifteenth day after death is the purificatory ceremony.

These three purificatory ceremonies must be performed after every birth.

I am inclined to think that this rite is a purificatory one, as the name of it indicates.

One special part of the purificatory rite following childbirth is to bring the mother out and expose her to the rays of the sun.

The purificatory power of fire was, doubtless, a fact of early observation.

This transmission requires a purificatory process in the vehicles and a special training of the will.

A purificatory ceremony, in which ghī (clarified butter) is touched, is performed on the fifteenth day.

Both the beater and the person beaten have to undergo a purificatory ceremony, and pay a fine.

The full import of this ceremony is not clear, but the barbers look upon the act as purificatory.

The funeral cortège, composed only of males, then returns to the house, and each member takes a purificatory bath.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PURIFICATORY

expiatory

adjectivepurgative
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