Definitions for propitiationprəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•pi•ti•a•tionprəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of propitiating; conciliation.

  2. something that propitiates.

Origin of propitiation:

1350–1400; ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  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)


  1. propitiation(Noun)

    The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, expiation.

  2. Origin: ; surface analysis is .

Webster Dictionary

  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


  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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