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Meaning of atonement

a•tone•ment

Pronunciation: (u-tōn'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends.
  2. (sometimes cap.)the doctrine concerning the reconciliation of God and humankind, esp. as accomplished through the life, suffering, and death of Christ.
  3. the experience of humankind's unity with God exemplified by Jesus Christ.
  4. reconciliation; agreement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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