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ex-piō āvī, ātus, āre.—In religion,

to make amends for, atone for, purify, expiate, purge by sacrifice: tua scelera in nostros milites, i. e. avenge: filium pecuniā publicā, L.: quae violata sunt, expiabuntur: arma Nondum expiatis uncta cruoribus, H.—To avert, destroy the force of (an omen or curse): quem ad modum ea expientur: prodigium, L.: dira detestatio Nullā expiatur victimā, H.—To make amends for, repair, make good, compensate: superioris aetatis exempla Gracchorum casibus, Cs.: legatorum iniurias, L.

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