atonement

  • 1 ATONEMENT — (Heb. כִּפִֻּרים, kippurim, from the verb כפר). The English word atonement ( at one ment ) significantly conveys the underlying Judaic concept of atonement, i.e., reconciliation with God. Both the Bible and rabbinical theology reflect the belief… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 atonement — ► NOUN 1) amends for a wrong or injury. 2) (the Atonement) Christian Theology the reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus Christ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 atonement — [ə tōn′mənt] n. 1. the act of atoning 2. satisfaction given for wrongdoing, injury, etc.; amends; expiation 3. Obs. agreement or reconciliation the Atonement Christian Theol. the redeeming of humanity and its reconciliation with God through the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 atonement — index compensation, expiation, reparation (indemnification), restitution, retribution, trover Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 atonement — Satisfaction or reparation of a wrong or injury; to make up for errors or deficiencies. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 7 atonement — 1510s, condition of being at one (with others), from ATONE (Cf. atone) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning reconciliation (especially of sinners with God) is from 1520s; that of propitiation of an offended party is from 1610s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 atonement — expiation (see under EXPIATE) Analogous words: compensating or compensation, offsetting (see corresponding verbs at COMPENSATE): conciliation, propitiation, appeasement (see corresponding verbs at PACIFY): *reparation, amends …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 atonement — [n] compensation amends, expiation, indemnification, payment, penance, propitiation, recompense, redemption, redress, reparation, restitution, satisfaction; concepts 126,337 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Atonement — The atonement is a doctrine found within both Christianity and Judaism. It describes how sin can be forgiven by God. In Judaism, Atonement is said to be the process of forgiving or pardoning a transgression. This was originally accomplished… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 atonement — /euh tohn meuhnt/, n. 1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends. 2. (sometimes cap.) Theol. the doctrine concerning the reconciliation of God and humankind, esp. as accomplished through the life, suffering, and death of Christ.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 Atonement —    This word does not occur in the Authorized Version of the New Testament except in Rom. 5:11, where in the Revised Version the word reconciliation is used. In the Old Testament it is of frequent occurrence.    The meaning of the word is simply… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 13 atonement —    The word atonement is derived from at onement and thus refers to the state of being at one with something. The Christian doctrine of the atonement is that Jesus Christ provides for human beings the means to be made one with or reconciled to… …

    Christian Philosophy

  • 14 atonement — Sin [[➝ sin]] destroys the relationship between God and people, and atonement is the means by which a reconciliation is effected. In the OT, sacrifices and offerings [[➝ offering, sin]] are prescribed and were well developed in the post exilic… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 15 Atonement — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Atonement >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 atonement atonement reparation Sgm: N 1 compromise compromise composition Sgm: N 1 compensation compensation &c. 30 Sgm: N 1 quittance quittance quits …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 Atonement — Reviens moi Reviens moi Titre original Atonement Titre québécois Expiation Réalisation Joe Wright Acteurs principaux James McAvoy Keira Knightley Saoirse Ronan Romola Garai Scénario Christopher Hampton d après …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 atonement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Making amends Nouns 1. (act of atoning) atonement, reparation; compensation, quittance, quits; expiation, redemption, reclamation, propitiation. See penitence, asceticism. 2. (sign of atonement) amends,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 atonement — [[t]əto͟ʊnmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you do something as an atonement for doing something wrong, you do it to show that you are sorry. [FORMAL] He s living in a monastery in a gesture of atonement for human rights abuses committed under… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 atonement — n. to make atonement for * * * [ə təʊnmənt] to make atonement for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 atonement — a|tone|ment [əˈtəunmənt US əˈtoun ] n [singular, U] formal something you do to show that you are sorry for having done something wrong atonement for ▪ The priest is a representative of his people, making atonement for their sin …

    Dictionary of contemporary English