Definitions for propitiationprəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən

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  1. placation, conciliation, propitiation(noun)

    the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

  2. expiation, atonement, propitiation(noun)

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

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  1. propitiation(Noun)

    The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, expiation.

  2. Origin: ; surface analysis is .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Propitiation(noun)

    the act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious

  2. Propitiation(noun)

    that which propitiates; atonement or atoning sacrifice; specifically, the influence or effects of the death of Christ in appeasing the divine justice, and conciliating the divine favor

  3. Origin: [L. propitiatio: cf. F. propitiation.]

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  1. Propitiation

    Propitiation is the act of appeasing or making well disposed, especially a deity, thus incurring divine favor to avoid divine retribution.


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  • avulénuEwe
  • propiciaciónSpanish
  • умиротворение, умилостивлениеRussian

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