Simple Definition of absolution
: the act of forgiving someone for having done something wrong or sinful : the act of absolving someone or the state of being absolved
Full Definition of absolution
: the act of absolving; specifically : a remission of sins pronounced by a priest (as in the sacrament of reconciliation)
Examples of absolution
He asked the priest to give him absolution for his sins.
<the jury's verdict of “not guilty” was absolution in the eyes of the law, but the verdict would always be “guilty” in the court of public opinion>
First Known Use of absolution
Rhymes with absolution
allocution, attribution, comminution, consecution, constitution, contribution, convolution, destitution, dissolution, distribution, elocution, evolution, execution, exsolution, institution, involution, persecution, prosecution, prostitution, resolution, restitution, retribution, revolution, Rosicrucian, substitution
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