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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·pi·ti·a·tion /proˌpɪʃiˈeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·pi·ti·a·tion n.
 1. The act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious.
 2. Theol. That which propitiates; atonement or atoning sacrifice; specifically, the influence or effects of the death of Christ in appeasing the divine justice, and conciliating the divine favor.
    He [Jesus Christ] is the propitiation for our sins.   --1 John ii. 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
           [syn: placation, conciliation]
      2: the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially
         appeasing a deity) [syn: expiation, atonement]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    that by which God is rendered propitious, i.e., by which it
    becomes consistent with his character and government to pardon
    and bless the sinner. The propitiation does not procure his love
    or make him loving; it only renders it consistent for him to
    execise his love towards sinners.
      In Rom. 3:25 and Heb. 9:5 (A.V., "mercy-seat") the Greek word
    _hilasterion_ is used. It is the word employed by the LXX.
    translators in Ex. 25:17 and elsewhere as the equivalent for the
    Hebrew _kapporeth_, which means "covering," and is used of the
    lid of the ark of the covenant (Ex. 25:21; 30:6). This Greek
    word (hilasterion) came to denote not only the mercy-seat or lid
    of the ark, but also propitation or reconciliation by blood. On
    the great day of atonement the high priest carried the blood of
    the sacrifice he offered for all the people within the veil and
    sprinkled with it the "mercy-seat," and so made propitiation.
      In 1 John 2:2; 4:10, Christ is called the "propitiation for
    our sins." Here a different Greek word is used (hilasmos).
    Christ is "the propitiation," because by his becoming our
    substitute and assuming our obligations he expiated our guilt,
    covered it, by the vicarious punishment which he endured. (Comp.
    Heb. 2:17, where the expression "make reconciliation" of the
    A.V. is more correctly in the R.V. "make propitiation.")