propitiation

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Etymology[edit]

Latin; surface analysis is propitiate +‎ -tion.

Noun[edit]

propitiation (plural propitiations)

  1. (dated) The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, similar to expiation but with the added concept of appeasement of anger.

Usage notes[edit]

Primarily used with respect to a god or spirits.

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