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EXPIATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does expiation mean? 

EXPIATION (noun)
  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 


EXPIATION (noun)


Sense 1expiation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compensation for a wrong

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

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]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

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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