from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or offered in propitiation; conciliatory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the power to make propitious; effecting or intended to effect propitiation: as, a propitiatory sacrifice.
  • noun In Jewish antiquity, the mercy-seat; the lid or cover of the ark of the covenant, lined within and without with plates of gold.
  • noun A propitiation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the power to make propitious; pertaining to, or employed in, propitiation; expiatory.
  • noun (Jewish Antiq.) The mercy seat; -- so called because a symbol of the propitiated Jehovah.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective intended to propitiate, reconcile, expiate or appease; conciliatory

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

  • adjective having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
  • adjective intended to reconcile or appease


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