Day of Atonement
Atonement A*tone"ment, n. 1. (Literally, a setting at one.) Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; agreement; concord. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

By whom we have now received the atonement. --Rom. v. 11. [1913 Webster]

He desires to make atonement Betwixt the Duke of Gloucester and your brothers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing of suffering that which will be received in satisfaction for an offense or injury; expiation; amends; -- with for. Specifically, in theology: The expiation of sin made by the obedience, personal suffering, and death of Christ. [1913 Webster]

When a man has been guilty of any vice, the best atonement be can make for it is, to warn others. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

The Phocians behaved with, so much gallantry, that they were thought to have made a sufficient atonement for their former offense. --Potter. [1913 Webster]

{Day of Atonement} (Jewish Antiq.), the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the rites described in Leviticus xvi. Also called {Yom Kippur}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • DAY OF ATONEMENT — (Heb. יוֹם הכִּפּוּרִים, Yom ha Kippurim), one of the appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations, a day of fasting and atonement, occurring on the Tenth of Tishri. It is the climax of the ten days of penitence and the most important day in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Day of Atonement — • A most solemn fast, on which no food could be taken throughout the day, and servile works were forbidden Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Day of Atonement — n. YOM KIPPUR …   English World dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — Yom Kippur Yom Kip*pur (y[=o]m k[i^]*p[oo^]r , y[aum]m k[i^]*p[oo^]r ), [Heb. y[=o]m kipp[=u]r, day of atonement.] (Jewish Antiq.) the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Day of Atonement — Day of A|tone|ment, the a Jewish holy day when Jews ↑fast and pray for forgiveness for their ↑sin (=things they have done wrong) , during the past year. It is also known as ↑Yom Kippur …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Day of Atonement — Day′ of Atone′ment n. jud Yom Kippur • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Day of Atonement — noun (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law • Syn: ↑Yom Kippur • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑High Holy Day, ↑High Holiday …   Useful english dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — n. (Judaism) Yom Kippur, Jewish fast day on which wrongdoings committed during the past year are atoned for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — Synonyms and related words: Fast of Av, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Weeks, Hanukkah, High Holy Days, New Year, Ninth of Av, Passover, Pentecost, Pesach, Purim, Rosh Hashanah, Shabuoth, Simhath Torah, Sukkoth, Yom Kippur, asceticism, cold… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Day of Atonement — Date: 1611 Yom Kippur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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