Definitions of atonement

  1. compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Amends or satisfaction for wrong or injury. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of atoning: reconciliation: expiation: reparation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Satisfaction. reparation, or explation made for wrong or harm; the sacrificial work of Christ. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of atoning; reparation; expiation; the expiation of sin made by the sufferings of Christ. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Reconciliation after enmity; satisfaction; expiation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for atonement

  1. For them man in his natural condition, at peace with the gods and in a state of atonement is protected by a divine spirit whom they conceived of as dwelling in their bodies along with their souls or 'the breath of life'. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  2. Here Mark called his sister in to sing to them, a demand that would have been refused but for a promise to Prue to behave her best as an atonement for past pranks. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott