Lus*tra"tion (?), n. [L. lustratio: cf. F. lustration.]

1.

The act of lustrating or purifying.

And holy water for lustration bring. Dryden.

2. Antiq.

A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.

 

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