What does the word sacrificial mean?

Usage examples for sacrificial

  1. While he knelt there, still pressing his forehead against the window sill, the image of her part in his life rose out of the darkness of his mind, which opened and closed over it, and he saw her fixed, shining and immovable, to receive his offerings, like some heathen deity above the sacrificial altar. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  2. Indeed, from Genesis to Revelation sacrificial blood seems to be the one prominent theme. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  3. On the rocky cliffs of Gautland he made a grand sacrificial feast, to counteract the effect of his recent baptism, and stood watching for a response from the old gods, that they looked upon him with favor, and would give him success in the war he was about to undertake. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen