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Definition of Expiation


  1. The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
  2. The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
  3. An act by which the treats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.

Expiation Translations

expiation in Italian is espiatorio