Definitions for propitiationprəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word propitiation
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pro•pi•ti•a•tionprəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of propitiating; conciliation.
something that propitiates.
Origin of propitiation:
1350–1400; ME < LL
placation, conciliation, propitiation(noun)
the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
expiation, atonement, propitiation(noun)
the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, expiation.
Origin: ; surface analysis is .
the act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious
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
Propitiation is the act of appeasing or making well disposed, especially a deity, thus incurring divine favor to avoid divine retribution.
Find a translation for the propitiation definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these propitiation definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"propitiation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/propitiation>.