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absolution

absolution

noun ab·so·lu·tion \ˌab-sə-ˈlü-shən\

: 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

  1. He asked the priest to give him absolution for his sins.
  2. <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

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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