adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or suggestive of purgatory 2. cleansing of sin ; expiatory

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  • Purgatorial — Pur ga*to ri*al, Purgatorian Pur ga*to ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to purgatory; expiatory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purgatorial — index penitent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • purgatorial — [pʉr΄gə tôr′ē əl] adj. [< LL purgatorius (see PURGATORY) + AL] 1. serving to atone for sins; expiatory 2. of or like purgatory …   English World dictionary

  • purgatorial — adjective 1. serving to purge or rid of sin purgatorial rites • Syn: ↑purging, ↑purifying • Pertains to noun: ↑purgation (for: ↑purifying), ↑purgation …   Useful english dictionary

  • purgatorial — /perr geuh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. 1. removing or purging sin; expiatory: purgatorial rites. 2. of, pertaining to, or like purgatory. [1490 1500; PURGATORY + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • purgatorial — purgatory ► NOUN (pl. purgatories) 1) (in Catholic doctrine) a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are atoning for their sins before going to heaven. 2) mental anguish. DERIVATIVES purgatorial adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • purgatorial — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or resembling purgatory b) That purifies by removing sin; expiatory …   Wiktionary

  • purgatorial — Synonyms and related words: Acherontic, Lethean, Plutonian, Plutonic, Stygian, Tartarean, apologetic, ascetic, atoning, chthonian, chthonic, cleansing, compensational, compensatory, devilish, expiatory, expurgatory, hellborn, hellish, infernal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • purgatorial — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to purify of sin: expiatory, lustral, lustrative, purgative, purificatory. See CLEAN, RELIGION …   English dictionary for students

  • purgatorial — adj. purifying the soul, expiating sins pÉœrgÉ™ tÉ”rɪə / pɜːgÉ™ tɔːr …   English contemporary dictionary

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