Translation of expiation in Spanish:

expiation

expiación, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɛkspiˈeɪʃ(ə)n//ɛkspɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

literary

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    expiación feminine literary
    in expiation of his sins en expiación de sus pecados
    • Even supposing that punishment may effectively protect us in the future, we consider that it must be, in the first place, an expiation of the past.
    • The Fast of Atonement was instituted in expiation of a mortal sin and observed as a day of penance and mourning.
    • It needed expiation - atonement to remove guilt and the liability of punishment.
    • It's a wraparound justification for a violence whose real end is the expiation of shame through massacre.
    • The attempted assassination was an act both of expiation and of restitution.