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Noun: propitiation  prow,pi-shi'ey-shun [N. Amer], pru,pi-shi'ey-shun [Brit]
  1. The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
    - placation, conciliation
  2. The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    - expiation, atonement

Derived forms: propitiations

Type of: appeasement, calming, redemption, salvation

Encyclopedia: Propitiation