Piacle
Piacle Pi"a*cle, n. [L. piaculum a propitiatory sacrifice, that which requires expiation, a wicked action, fr. piare to appease, to expiate, pius pious.] A heinous offense which requires expiation. [R.] --Howell. [1913 Webster]

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  • piacle — noun A heinous offense which requires expiation …   Wiktionary

  • piacle — pi·a·cle …   English syllables

  • piacle — /payskal/ An obsolete term for a serious crime …   Black's law dictionary

  • piacle — ˈpīəkəl noun ( s) Etymology: Latin piaculum, from piare to appease, atone for more at pious 1. archaic : a sacrificial offering : piaculum 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piation — Pi*a tion, n. [L. piatio. See {Piacle}.] The act of making atonement; expiation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pynacle — (Caxton), erron. f. piacle, expiation …   Useful english dictionary

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