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sacrificial

[sak-ruh-fish-uh l] /ˌsæk rəˈfɪʃ əl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or concerned with sacrifice.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin sacrifici(um) sacrifice + -al1
Related forms
sacrificially, adverb
nonsacrificial, adjective
oversacrificial, adjective
oversacrificially, adverb
presacrificial, adjective
unsacrificial, adjective
unsacrificially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for over sacrificial

sacrificial

/ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃəl/
adjective
1.
used in or connected with a sacrifice
Derived Forms
sacrificially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for over sacrificial

sacrificial

adj.

c.1600, from Latin sacrificium "a sacrifice" (see sacrifice (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Sacrificially.

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