Associations to the word «Atonement»


ATONEMENT, noun. A repair done for the sake of a damaged relationship.
ATONEMENT, noun. (theology) (often with capitalized initial) The reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus.

Dictionary definition

ATONEMENT, noun. Compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store".
ATONEMENT, noun. The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity).

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche