sacrifice
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sacrificium, from sacr-, sacer + facere to make — more at do Date: 13th century 1. an act of offering to a deity something precious; especially the killing of a victim on an altar 2. something offered in sacrifice 3. a. destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else b. something given up or lost <
the sacrifices made by parents
>
4. loss <
goods sold at a sacrifice
>
5. sacrifice hit II. verb (-ficed; -ficing) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to offer as a sacrifice 2. to suffer loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end 3. to sell at a loss 4. to advance (a base runner) by means of a sacrifice hit 5. to kill (an animal) as part of a scientific experiment intransitive verb 1. to make or perform the rites of a sacrifice 2. to make a sacrifice hit in baseball • sacrificer noun

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  • Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SACRIFICE — Le sacrifice comporte deux pôles: d’un côté, on offre et, de l’autre, on se prive de ce que l’on offre. L’histoire des religions et l’ethnologie se préoccupent surtout du premier aspect; le sacrifice est étudié comme rite. Les moralistes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

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  • sacrifice — Sacrifice. s. m. Action par laquelle on offre quelque chose à Dieu, avec certaines ceremonies, pour luy rendre un hommage souverain. Sacrifice solemnel. sacrifice propitiatoire, expiatoire. les sacrifices de l ancienne loy. faire un sacrifice.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice, Sacrificium, Supplicium, Immolatio. Sacrifice et tout autre chose qu on fait ou qu on donne pour la satisfaction du peché, Piaculum. Sacrifices faits de bestes qui ruminent et remaschent, Hostiae ruminales. Faire sacrifice avec grande… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • sacrifice — [sak′rə fīs΄] n. [OFr < L sacrificium < sacer, SACRED + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity b) something so offered 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacrificed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacrificing}.] [From {Sacrifice}, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer sacred, holy + ficare (only in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] 1. To make an offering of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrifice — Entwickler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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