The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.
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.
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.
To destroy; to kill.
To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.
The killing of a living thing in honour of the gods.
To give up something of value to the gods. To the Greeks, it meant slaughtering some of their livestock and burning it.
To offer to God something precious; to forsake all things for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Something offered to God. In the case of an animal, it involves ritually slaughtering, burning some (or all) of it on the altar, and dividing the rest between the priests and offerers, or in some cases, giving it entirely to the priests.
A general term for the giving up of things of value for religious purposes, such as (1) liturgical sacrifices of animal life or of other valuables (grain, wine, etc.), and (2) personal sacrifices of time or money or talents or potential (e.g. taking holy orders). In classical Christianity, the death of Jesus is interpreted as a sacrifice for sin on behalf of humankind. Islam retains a liturgical use of animal sacrifice especially in connection with the hajj (see also calendar).
In primitive religions (Christianity of the first Testament included) a live animal would be sacrificed to a particular deity by the ritual killing thereof at an altar. This is not an accepted practice in Witchcraft, Wicca or any modern Pagan path or tradition.
The central theme of God's plan for allowing humans to escape the death penalty for our sins. In the Old Testament, animals died so we wouldn't have to die for our sins. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ died as the Lamb of God and became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
the ritual slaughter of a living creature, animal or human, and roasting of it on an open fire as an offering to a particular deity. Typically, the offering is then shared out and eaten by those who participated in the ritual. At other times, the sacrifice is totally incinerated in the fire, in which case it is called a " holocaust."
The act of making something sacred by giving up something important for the sake of the gods. Animal sacrifice can only be properly understood in the context of ancient society, knowing that a man must kill in order to live and realizing his place in the cosmos by doing so.
The voluntary offer of material for the purpose of gaining a more favorable advantage than the material investment. Unlike a combination, a sacrifice is not a cut and dried affair--there is usually an element of uncertainty associated with it. Though a combination always has one or more sacrifices, a sacrifice need not be associated with a combination.
Make an offering of an animal, libation, food or incense to a Deity or Spirit.
Worship; to give one's time, or property, or money, without an equivalent. Also to burn or destroy, for appeasing the Gods.
The voluntary offer of material for compensation in space, time, Pawn structure, or even force. A sacrifice can lead to a force advantage in a particular part of the board. Unlike a combination, a sacrifice is not always a calculable commodity and often entails an element of uncertainty.
the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
kill or destroy; "The animals were sacrificed after the experiment"; "The general had to sacrifice several soldiers to save the regiment"
make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
a confession of the guilt of the person for whom it is offered
an act of surrender and commitment to God
an expression to God that I like all these things, but I love you and I want to serve you so much that I am willing to give up these lower goods
an offering made to appease God
an offering made to a spiritual being
an offering placed before the Lord so that he can make something of it
a sign expressing and, if possible, effecting humankind's deliberate, suppliant return to God
a substitute symbol that we use to purge our guilt, either through mortification of ourselves or victimage of others
a symbolic transfer of sin from the guilty to the innocent, after which the innocent must be put to death, to "put one's sins to death
a voluntary, calculated offer to give up material in return for some less obvious compensation
a way of offering the best of who we are and what we have to God
The act of offering something to a deity in propitiation or homage, especially the ritual slaughter of an animal or a person.
Voluntarily offering material in exchange for a perceived favourable advantage other than the material.
Modern Judaism doesn't offer sacrifices since the temple has been destroyed; but Messianics view Yeshua as sin sacrifice.
To offer something up to God. In the Old Covenant, God commanded His people to sacrifice animals, grain, or oil as an act of thanksgiving, praise, forgiveness, and cleansing. However, these sacrifices were only a foreshadowing of the one perfect sacrifice—Christ, the Word of God, who left the heavenly glory to humble Himself by becoming Man, giving His life as a sacrifice on the Cross to liberate humanity from the curse of sin and death. In the Eucharist, the faithful participate in the all-embracing, final and total sacrifice of Christ. See Lev. 1:1—7:38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 9:1—10:18. See also REMEMBRANCE.
the offering of the blood or flesh of an animal to God as payment for sin or to show gratitude. By offering an animal to God, the Hebrew people were giving another life in place of their own. God demanded that they offer Him the best: a young unblemished male animal.
A holy offering. The Great Christian Sacrifice is the Holy Eucharist.
giving something to a god as an offering
The offering of one's possessions, thoughts or self to God to lay a foundation of faith; and the offering of one's possessions and oneself in service to others to lay a foundation of substance.
The death of animals in the Old Testament and Jesus Christ in the New Testament because God requires the death penalty for sin.
(verb, "to offer a sacrifice"; noun, "an offering given to God to atone for the sins of the people or to establish fellowship with God") Though there are many specific types of sacrifices, typically a sacrificial animal was slaughtered and burned on an altar, and its blood was splattered on the altar. See Chapter 4.
a central belief in the ego's thought system: someone must lose if another is to gain; the principle of giving up in order to receive (giving to get); e.g., in order to receive God's Love we must pay a price, usually in the form of suffering to expiate our guilt (sin); in order to receive another's love, we must pay for it through the special love bargain; the reversal of the principle of salvation or justice: no one loses and everyone gains.
Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning "to make sacred", from Old French, from Latin sacrificium: sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, or the lives of animals or people to the gods, as an act of propitiation or worship. The term is also used metaphorically to describe selfless good deeds for others.