Expiate

Definition of Expiate

Ex´pi`ate
v. t.1.To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin.
[imp. & p. p. Expiated; p. pr. & vb. n. Expiating.]
To expiate his treason, hath naught left.
- Milton.
The Treasurer obliged himself to expiate the injury.
- Clarendon.
2.To purify with sacred rites.
Neither let there be found among you any one that shall expiate his son or daughter, making them to pass through the fire.
- Deut. xviii. 10 (Douay version
a.1.Terminated.

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