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Word fo the Day 10/05/18 Piacular

Piacular (adjective)
piacular [pahy-ak-yuh-ler]


adjective
1. expiatory; atoning; reparatory.
2. requiring expiation; sinful or wicked.

Related forms
pi·ac·u·lar·ly, adverb
pi·ac·u·lar·ness, noun

Origin: 1600–10; < Latin piāculāris atoning, equivalent to piācul(um) a means of atoning (piā(re) to appease, derivative of pius pious + -culum -cule) + -āris -ar

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