sacrifice

(redirected from Bloody sacrifice)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Eucharist changed from a beautiful feast of life to a repetition of Jesus' bloody sacrifice.
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.
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.