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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or concerned with a sacrifice: a sacrificial offering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to sacrifice
  • adj. Used as a sacrifice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or used in sacrifice; concerned with sacrificing; consisting in or including sacrifice: as, sacrificial robes; a sacrificial meal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used in or connected with a sacrifice

Etymologies

From Latin sacrificiālis ("sacrificial"), from sacrificium ("sacrifice"), from sacrificus ("sacrificial"), from sacrificō ("sacrifice"), from sacer ("sacred, holy") + faciō ("do, make"). (Wiktionary)

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