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purification

noun

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the act or fact of freeing from sin or moral guilt
  • some people must undergo a ritual purification after certain activities

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The first known use of purification was in the 14th century

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“Purification.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purification. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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