from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to expurgation or an expurgator.
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- adj. serving to expurgate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to purify from anything noxious or erroneous; cleansing; purifying.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to purify from anything obnoxious, offensive, or erroneous.
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It was even inserted in the expurgatory index of the Council of Trent, on the false supposition that heretics had corrupted it.
Charlotte, who had provided the ancient negress, thought it must be a strange household, Eugenia having told her that Augustine managed everything, the ancient negress included — Augustine who was naturally devoid of all acquaintance with the expurgatory English tongue.
Quite superfluous must it be to state that the Acts of the Apostles, under the expurgatory process which now engages our attention, will cease to be regarded as an inspired Book; and therefore must be at once disconnected from the confessedly inspired portions of Holy
The whole subject of expurgatory oaths was discussed, and all that could be said on either side was fully and elaborately presented.
It is difficult to speak of the whole system of expurgatory oaths for past conduct without a shudder at the suffering and oppression they were not only capable of effecting but often did effect.
I use the expurgatory pen with no sparing hand in preparing for the new edition of that poem. none of my the
It ought here to be remarked, that this mode of conviction not only concludes the party has failed in his expurgatory proof, but it is sufficient also to subject to the penalties and incapacities of the law the infant upon whose account the person has been so convicted.
They, too, have been lately subjected to an expurgatory scrutiny, to drive out from them everything savoring of what they call the crime of _moderantism_, of which offence, however, few were guilty.
Thirdly, Afflictions are expurgatory, these evils work for our good, because they work out sin, and shall I be discontented at this?
Shortly, if an expurgatory index were compiled of those, and all other sorts of men, who either through their careless and neutral on looking, make no help to the troubled and disquieted church of Christ, or through their nocent accession and overthwart intermeddling, work out her greater harm, alas! how few feeling members were there to be found behind who truly lay to heart her estate and condition?