piacular

adjective
pi·​ac·​u·​lar | \ (ˈ)pī¦akyələ(r) \

Definition of piacular

1 : sacrificial, expiatory required to make a piacular offering for their sins
2 : requiring expiation : sinful, heinous piacular offense

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Other Words from piacular

piacularly adverb
piacularness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for piacular

Latin piacularis, from piaculum + -aris -ar

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“Piacular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piacular. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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