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Synonyms for propitiatory

having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation

intended to reconcile or appease

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Saying this, with a jerk of his body, which might have been either propitiatory or derisive, he fell into step beside me.
Was it a badge--an ornament--a charm--a propitiatory act?
The culprits could return the stolen property to avoid further punishment and a propitiatory sacrifice would be offered to cleanse the thief and the society.
Forcione explains this with reference to the "magical power that the symbol of blood enjoyed in the religious culture of the time," which he defines as limited to "the redemptive, propitiatory blood of Christ and the martyrs, the pure blood of the Virgin, and the tainted blood of sinful humanity" (370).
On the eve of No Rooz the common people are accustomed to kindle rows of bonfires and leap over them as a propitiatory ceremony.
Article 21 of the Augsburg Confession states: "Scripture does not teach us to invoke the Saints, or to ask for help from the Saints; for it puts before us Christ as the one mediator, propitiatory, high-priest and intercessor.
Was it a badge--an ornament--a charm--a propitiatory act?
These transformative changes focus on gender, blood, violence, and--tying all these elements together--sacrifice, namely that propitiatory offering to the sacred dimension that allows the maintenance of the status quo.
One should note that the term Bun Cabur is today also used by Chams in Cambodia, for a communal propitiatory meal similar to the Javanese slametan, calling upon the ancestors for protection and benevolence.
Does Kuhn not understand that what happened today is an abomination, which no propitiatory prayer, no pardon, no expiation by the guilty--nothing at all in the power of man to do--can ever heal?
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His propitiatory act, while being led to his chosen fate, meant an innocent man could go free.
Iphigenia's marriage thereupon became a propitiatory sacrifice in which she, rather than an animal, would be slain at the altar, in order to ensure the Achaean voyage east.
Jacob says so almost explicitly in the propitiatory message he delivers to Esau through his envoys: You shall say: 'Your servant Jacob is also right behind us.
St Sebastian is a complex figure in art, functioning in a number of propitiatory and exemplary roles, not all of which are mutually exclusive.