English Vietnamese dictionary
- tính từ
- (thuộc) sự cúng thần; dùng để cúng tế
Advanced English dictionary
[usually before noun] offered as a sacrifice: a sacrificial lamb + (figurative) Our department became the sacrificial lamb when the company decided to downsize (= we lost our jobs so that other departments could stay in business).
1 sacrificed, immolated, surrendered, given up, yielded:
They led the sacrificial lamb to the slaughter.
2 atoning, expiatory, propitiatory, conciliatory:
The solemn sacrificial ceremonies were carried out by the high priestess.