Usage examples for propitiatory

  1. On the appointed day all the canoes were carried to the shore and placed upon the water with prayer and propitiatory offerings. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  2. These would seem to be of the nature of propitiatory offerings on behalf of the dead, of which there are various instances recorded. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson
  3. Besides these, there was a small bale containing gaudy ornaments and attractive articles, which were intended as propitiatory presents to the Esquimaux when they should be met with. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne