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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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The major ritual action of Kurban-Bairam is a bloody sacrifice of an animal (usually, a ram or camel); this rite takes its origin from a cult of the ancient nomads-cattlemen who sacrificed animals to spirits of desert in order "to cajole" them.Meat of sacrificial animal is divided into three parts: one part is given away to the poor, the second part of meat is used to cook food for relatives, neighbors and friends, the third part of meat a Muslim who sacrificed animal may keep it to himself.
Similarly, using the rituals of the Day of Atonement, the theme of the bloody sacrifice of animals for the forgiveness of sins is dwelt upon by the narrator of the story, Jesus, and his brother.
This approach sees Adam and Eve's disobedience ruining everything for us, slamming shut the gates of heaven, only to be pried open by Jesus' bloody sacrifice that eventually balanced humanity's ledger sheet in the divine accounting books.
Force members and the widows of murdered officers believe it will betray the force's bloody sacrifice during the last 30 years.
The play brings to life the dead soldiers and measures their bloody sacrifice against the egregious greed of the world.