expiable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj expiable capable of being atoned for
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Expiable Capable of being expiated or atoned for; as, an expiable offense; expiable guilt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • expiable Capable of being expiated or atoned for: as, an expiable offense; expiable guilt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Expiable capable of being expiated, atoned for, or done away
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Expiate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. expiāre, -ātumex, inten., piāre, to appease, atone for.

Usage

In literature:

Homicide was not the only crime thus expiable: blood-money could be exacted for all crimes of violence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
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