propitiatory

adjective
pro·​pi·​ti·​a·​to·​ry | \prō-ˈpi-sh(ē-)ə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of propitiatory 

1 : intended to propitiate : expiatory

2 : of or relating to propitiation

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Examples of propitiatory in a Sentence

sent his girlfriend flowers as a propitiatory gesture for a date gone sour

First Known Use of propitiatory

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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