Associations to the word «Atonement»

Wiktionary

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

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