Mactation Mac*ta"tion, n. [L. mactatio, fr. macture to slay, sacrifice.] The act of killing a victim for sacrifice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mactation — makˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin mactation , mactatio, from Latin mactatus (past participle of mactare to honor, sacrifice, slay, slaughter, from mactus worshiped, honored) + ion , io ion : an act of killing; especially : the ritual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mactation — mac·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • mactation —   n. killing, especially sacrificial …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • mactate — verb /mækˈteɪt/ To kill in sacrifice. As has been shown, it is historically true that a vulgar opinion to the effect that <span style= font variant:small caps >Christ</span> was separately mactated in the sacrifices of masses prevailed… …   Wiktionary

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