Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or causing propitiation.

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Usage examples "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", [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", 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", R.M. Ballantyne.