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Meaning of PROPITIATORY

Pronunciation:  pru'pisheeu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  intended to reconcile or appease; "sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture"
  2. [adj]  having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation; "expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice"
 

PROPITIATORY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: conciliating, conciliative, conciliatory, expiative, expiatory, propitiative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry\, a. [L. propitiatorius: cf. F.
    propitiatoire.]
    Having the power to make propitious; pertaining to, or
    employed in, propitiation; expiatory; as, a propitiatory
    sacrifice. --Sharp.
    
    
  2. \Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry\, n. [L. propitiatorium.]
    (Jewish Antiq.)
    The mercy seat; -- so called because a symbol of the
    propitiated Jehovah. --Bp. Pearson.
    
    
 

 

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