expiatory

adjective
ex·​pi·​a·​to·​ry | \ ˈek-spē-ə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce expiatory (audio) \

Definition of expiatory

: serving to expiate

First Known Use of expiatory

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Expiatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiatory. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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