Consecrate

Transitive Verb. To make or declare something sacred.
SACER "sacred"

The army general consecrated the battlegrounds during the ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives that day.

Sanctuary

Noun. A sacred place; any place of refuge.

SANCTUS "holy"

The beautiful church was complete with an enormous sanctuary, prayer room, and children's ministry.

Hierarchy

Noun. A group organized by rank
HIEROS "holy" "sacred" "supernatural"

In monarchies, the hierchy is very important because it determines, in the event of the monarch's death, who will become king or queen.

Expiate

Transitive Verb. To make amends for; to atone for.
PIO,PIARE,PIAVI,PIATUM "to appease" "to purify (with sacred rights)"

Tom attempted to expiate his rude behavior by sending flowers to his girlfriend and writing her a sweet apology note.

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