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ex-pĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., make satisfaction, amends, atonement for a crime or a criminal; to purify any thing defiled with crime; to atone for, to expiate, purge by sacrifice (freq. and class.; syn.: pio, lustro, placo, paco).
I. Relig. t. t.
II. Transf., beyond the relig. sphere.
B. To appease (very rare): “a me etiam poenas expetistis, quibus conjuratorum manes mortuorum expiaretis,Cic. Pis. 7, 16: “tutelam navis,Petr. 105: “iram,Sen. Oet. 857.
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