what is difference between expiation and propitiation
From Middle French expiation, from Latin expiātiō (“satisfaction”).
- IPA(key): /ɛkspiˈeɪʃən/
expiation (countable and uncountable, plural expiations)
- An act of atonement for a sin or wrongdoing.
- Synonyms: atonement, propitiation
- (obsolete) The act of expiating or stripping off.
- Synonyms: plunder, pillage
- expiation of his immanities fore.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “expiation”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
expiation f (plural expiations)
- “expiation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Latin propitiātiō; surface analysis is propitiate + -ion.
propitiation (countable and uncountable, plural propitiations)
- The act of propitiating; placation, atonement, similar to expiation but with the added concept of appeasement of anger.
- Coordinate term: expiation
- (theology) The death of Christ as a basis for the forgiveness of sin.
Primarily used with respect to a god or spirits.
- propitiation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia