Ex`pi*a"tion(?), n. [L. expiatio: cf.F. expiation] 1. The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
His liberality seemed to have something in it of self-abasement and expiation.W. Irving.
2. The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
Those shadowy expiations weak,Milton.
The blood of bulls and goats.
3. An act by which the threats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.
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