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1. having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation;
- Example: "expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice"
[syn: expiatory, expiative, propitiatory]

2. intended to reconcile or appease;
- Example: "sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture"
[syn: propitiative, propitiatory]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propitiatory \Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry\, a. [L. propitiatorius: cf. F. propitiatoire.] Having the power to make propitious; pertaining to, or employed in, propitiation; expiatory; as, a propitiatory sacrifice. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Propitiatory \Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry\, n. [L. propitiatorium.] (Jewish Antiq.) The mercy seat; -- so called because a symbol of the propitiated Jehovah. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "propitiatory": Christlike, Christly, acquiescent, apologetic, appeasing, ascetic, atoning, celestial, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, compliant, conciliatory, deferential, divine, empyrean, expiatory, expurgatory, godlike, godly, heavenly, incarnate, incarnated, ingratiating, intercessional, intercessive, irenic, lustral, lustrational, lustrative, made flesh, mediative, mediatory, mollifying, obeisant, obliging, pacific, pacificatory, pacifying, penitential, piacular, placative, placatory, propitiative, purgative, purgatorial, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, reconciliatory, redeeming, redemptive, redressing, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, righting, salvational, satisfactional, self-existent, soothing, squaring, superhuman, supernatural, tractable, transcendent