atonement

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 /əˈtəʊnmənt/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
a•tone•ment /əˈtoʊnmənt/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable] an act or instance of atoning:atonement for murder. Religion[sometimes: the Atonement] the Christian doctrine that God and humankind were reconciled by the suffering of Christ.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

atonement /əˈtəʊnmənt/ n
  1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
  2. (often capital) the reconciliation of man with God through the life, sufferings, and sacrificial death of Christ
  3. the sufferings and death of Christ
Etymology: 16th Century: from Middle English phrase at onement in harmony



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