Coined a. 1920 by T.S. Eliot, from Latin piaculum (“propiatory sacrifice”) + -ative.
piaculative (comparative more piaculative, superlative most piaculative)
- (rare) Piacular; atoning for sin or crime.
1920, T. S. Eliot, “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service”, in Poems:
- The sable presbyters approach / The avenue of penitence; / The young are red and pustular / Clutching piaculative pence.