satisfaction

(redirected from satisfactions)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

satisfaction

1. RC Church Church of England the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
2. Christianity the atonement for sin by the death of Christ

satisfaction

Cancellation of an encumbrance on real property, usually by payment of the debt secured by it.
References in classic literature ?
He handled them, he counted them, till their form and colour were like the satisfaction of a thirst to him; but it was only in the night, when his work was done, that he drew them out to enjoy their companionship.
Her eagerness to be gone from Norland was preserved from diminution by the evident satisfaction of her daughter-in-law in the prospect of her removal; a satisfaction which was but feebly attempted to be concealed under a cold invitation to her to defer her departure.
That's why I joined the hussars, thinking that here one would not need finesse; and he tells me that I am lying- so let him give me satisfaction.

Full browser ?