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atonement

a·tone·ment

atonement

 
 
pronunciation:
ton mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of atoning; reparation.
As atonement for the harm he had inflicted on the community, he devoted himself to public service.
definition 2: (cap.) in Christianity, the bringing into harmony of God and man through Jesus Christ's life and sacrifice.
definition 3: in Christian Science, the state of oneness between man and God.
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