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Atonement

A`tone´ment
n.1.Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; agreement; concord.
By whom we have now received the atonement.
- Rom. v. 11.
2.Satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing of suffering that which will be received in satisfaction for an offense or injury; expiation; amends; - with for. Specifically, in theology: The expiation of sin made by the obedience, personal suffering, and death of Christ.
When a man has been guilty of any vice, the best atonement be can make for it is, to warn others.
- Spectator.
Day of Atonement
(Jewish Antiq.) the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the rites described in Leviticus xvi. Also called Yom Kippur.
Noun1.atonement - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
2.atonement - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
amends, appeasement, balancing, blood money, commutation, compensation, consideration, counteraction, counterbalancing, damages, expiation, guerdon, honorarium, indemnification, indemnity, lex talionis, making good, meed, offsetting, paying back, payment, penance, price, propitiation, quittance, recompense, rectification, redress, refund, reimbursement, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, requitement, restitution, retaliation, retribution, return, revenge, reward, salvage, satisfaction, smart money, solatium, squaring, substitution, wergild
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