\ɛkspɪˈe͡ɪʃən], \ɛkspɪˈeɪʃən], \ɛ_k_s_p_ɪ__ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of EXPIATION
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
The act of atoning for a crime; the act of making satisfaction or reparation for an offence, by which the guilt is done away, and the obligation of the offended person to punish the crime is cancelled; atonement; satisfaction; "His liberality seemed to have something in it of self-abasement and expiation."-W. Irving: the means by which atonement, satisfaction, or reparation for crimes is made; atonement; formerly an act by which threatened prodigies were averted; "Upon the birth of such monsters the Grecians and Romans did use divers sorts of expiations." -Hayward.
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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- A substance formed by nitric and sulphuric acids cane-sugar; its action on the circulation is similar to that of nitroglycerin.