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absolution

noun

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release from the guilt or penalty of an offense
  • 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

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The first known use of absolution was in the 13th century

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“Absolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absolution. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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