(noun) The act or practice of offering something of value (e.g., food; objects; etc.) to something supernatural typically for appeasement or to gain favor.
Audio Pronunciation: (sac·ri·fice)
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- Plural: sacrifices
- Also called religious sacrifice.
- A (adjective) sacrificer (verb) sacrifices a (adjective) sacrificeable or (adjective) sacrificial objects (adverb) sacrificially.
- Carter, Jeffrey. 2003. Understanding Religious Sacrifice: A Reader. London: Continuum
- Davies, Nigel. 1981. Human Sacrifice: In History and Today. New York: Morrow.