sacrifice

(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.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: sacrifices
  • Also called religious sacrifice.
  • A (adjective) sacrificer (verb) sacrifices a (adjective) sacrificeable or (adjective) sacrificial objects (adverb) sacrificially.

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How to Cite the Definition of Sacrifice

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sacrifice.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sacrifice/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

sacrifice. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/sacrifice/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sacrifice.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/sacrifice/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“sacrifice.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sacrifice/>.