Piacle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Piacle A heinous offense which requires expiation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n piacle A grievous or serious offense; a crime; a sin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. piaculum, a propitiatory sacrifice, that which requires expiation, a wicked action, fr. piare, to appease, to expiate, pius, pious