Etymology
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atonement (n.)

1510s, "condition of being at one (with others)," a sense now obsolete, from atone + -ment. The theological meaning "reconciliation" (of man with God through the life, passion, and death of Christ) is from 1520s; that of "satisfaction or reparation for wrong or injury, propitiation of an offended party" is from 1610s.

updated on September 28, 2022

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Dictionary entries near atonement

Aton

atonable

atonal

atonality

atone

atonement

atop

atopic

atopy

ATP

atrabiliary