1. the fact of giving up something important or valuable to you in order to get or do something that seems more important; something that you give up in this way
  2. the act of offering something to a god, especially an animal that has been killed in a special way; an animal, etc. that is offered in this way

Sources: Oxford Dictionary

Text: “maps played a role in the folklore and mythology of sacrifice. ( Francaviglia, 69)”

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