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Definitions for sacrificial
ˌsæk rəˈfɪʃ əlsac·ri·fi·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacrificialadjective

    used in or connected with a sacrifice

    "sacrificial lamb"

Wiktionary

  1. sacrificialadjective

    Relating to sacrifice

    The old sacrificial well is still there, but animals aren't thrown into it to appease monsters anymore.

  2. sacrificialadjective

    Used as a sacrifice.

  3. Etymology: From sacrificialis, from sacrificium, from sacrificus, from sacrifico, from sacer + facio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sacrificialadjective

    Performing sacrifice; included in sacrifice.

    Etymology: from sacrifice.

    Rain sacrificial whisp’rings in his ear;
    Make sacred even his stirrop. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    Tertullian’s observation upon these sacrificial rites, is pertinent to this rule. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacrificialadjective

    of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrificial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacrificial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sacrificial in a Sentence

  1. Markian Dobczansky:

    In propaganda since 2014, The Donbas has become a sacrificial lamb in Russian narratives, it's the place where New Russia have cultivated a cult of victimhood. They've managed to turn their own fomenting of a war into a narrative of victimhood at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists.

  2. Nathaniel Branden:

    With such (collectivist) systems, the individual has always been a victim, twisted against him or herself and commanded to be “unselfish” in sacrificial service to some allegedly higher value called God or pharaoh or emperor or king or society or the state or the race or the proletariat - or the cosmos. It is a strange paradox of our history that this doctrine - which tells us to regard ourselves, in effect, as sacrificial animals - has been generally accepted as a doctrine representing benevolence and love for humankind. From the first individual… who was sacrificed on an altar for the good of the tribe, to the heretics and dissenters burned at the stake for the good of the populace or the glory of God, to the millions exterminated in… slave-labor camps for the good of the race or of the proletariat, it is this (collectivist) morality that has served as justification for every dictatorship and every atrocity, past or present.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    True love is not just a mere feeling. It is more than that. I mean, true love is a decision to treat others the way God would treat them. That is to say, satisfying other people's needs or emotions at your own expense. Yes of course, any love that does not portray some sort of sacrifice is obviously an untrue love. For, true love is meant to be sacrificial and never the opposite (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  4. Holly Irwin:

    We are what I call the' sacrificial lamb' for the bigger areas, in my opinion, look somewhere else -- we need to be able to sustain ourselves.

  5. Susan Kelechi Watson:

    [ Beth ] took the position of being more sacrificial because of what was happening. This is a guy who for 36 years of Susan Kelechi Watson life has never known Susan Kelechi Watson had a real father somewhere, a biological father somewhere in the world, i think it was time for her to take a step back and let him have that moment, especially since his father was dying. I think there's a time to... start those type of arguments and there's a time to say maybe you know what, maybe I'll just let him live and do what he needs to do and have his time, but pressure on a relationship is gon na happen.

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