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- adj. Of or pertaining to expiation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having power, or intended, to make expiation; atoning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power to make atonement or expiation; offered by way of expiation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
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In our view, punishment ought to be regarded as at once an expiation and a discipline, or, in other words, an expiatory discipline.
For the last eighteen hundred years Greece has fed the human intellect; Rome, taught by Greece, and improving upon her teacher, has been the source of law and government and social civilization; "Judea has given to the world a pure Theism and the idea of expiatory sacrifice; and what neither one nor all of these could furnish," the perfection of moral and spiritual truth, has been given by christianity.
It is not denied that his teachings have great value, or that what is called his expiatory suffering for sin is effective in a degree, on men’s feeling, as well as efficacious in the satisfaction of justice; and it is continually put to his credit, in this same suffering and satisfaction, that he has purchased the Holy.
Consequently, if the Church as a whole feels the pain of shame and disgrace, that can be an expiatory suffering for a sexually dissolute and depraved age.
But it must be understood in all its fullness as a victory for all, for both Jew and Christian alike; otherwise the whole expiatory point of Kolbe's substitution is lost.
There was probably something expiatory in this mad dash.
Where woman is used as an expiatory victim, enslaved for the sole crime of having been born a woman, all those who know that this obscurantism leads to even greater disaster must rise.
Voluntary expiatory suffering is what truly and really unites one to the Lord intimately.
Any holy priest who suffered the dry martyrdom of working 'under' Cardinal Bernardin & his Lavender Mafia proteges you what expiatory suffering REALLY is....
Only in union with the divine Head does human suffering take on expiatory power.