propitiatory

[pruh-pish-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /prəˈpɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving or intended to propitiate.
2.
making propitiation; conciliatory.
noun
Origin
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English propiciatori the mercy seat < Late Latin propitiātōrium (see propitiate, -tory2); (adj.) < Late Latin propitiātōrius (see -tory1)
Related forms
propitiatorily, adverb
unpropitiatory, adjective
Example Sentences for propitiatory
We had completed the propitiatory rites the day before, in that patch of cloud-shrouded ridgeline in the middle of nowhere.
British Dictionary definitions for propitiatory
propitiatory (prəˈpɪʃɪətərɪ)
 
adj
1.  designed or intended to propitiate; conciliatory; expiatory
 
n
2.  the mercy seat
 
pro'pitiatorily
 
adv

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