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Sacrifice

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(1):

(n.) A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

(2):

(n.) Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; devotion of some desirable object in behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up; as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure to interest.

(3):

(n.) The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.

(4):

(n.) Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity; an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.

(5):

(n.) To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor, or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a sheep.

(6):

(n.) Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with loss or suffering.

(7):

(n.) To destroy; to kill.

(8):

(n.) To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

(9):

(v. i.) To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Sacrifice'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/sacrifice.html. 1828.

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