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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expiation mean? 

  The noun EXPIATION has 2 senses:

1. compensation for a wrong
2. the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

  Familiarity information: EXPIATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1expiation [BACK TO TOP]


Compensation for a wrong

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


atonement; expiation; satisfaction

Context example:

we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store

Hypernyms ("expiation" is a kind of...):

amends; damages; indemnification; indemnity; redress; restitution (a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury)

Sense 2expiation [BACK TO TOP]


The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


atonement; expiation; propitiation

Hypernyms ("expiation" is a kind of...):

redemption; salvation ((Christianity) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expiation"):

amends; reparation (something done or paid in expiation of a wrong)

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