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ab·so·lu·tion

 (ăb′sə-lo͞o′shən)
n.
1. The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
2. The formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin absolūtiō, acquittal, from absolūtus, past participle of absolvere, to absolve; see absolute.]

absolution

(ˌæbsəˈluːʃən)
n
1. the act of absolving or the state of being absolved; release from guilt, obligation, or punishment
2. (Roman Catholic Church) Christianity
a. a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
b. the prescribed form of words granting such a remission
[C12: from Latin absolūtiōn- acquittal, forgiveness of sins, from absolvere to absolve]
absolutory adj

ab•so•lu•tion

(ˌæb səˈlu ʃən)

n.
1. the act of absolving; the state of being absolved.
2. a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, esp. as effected by a priest or bishop in the sacrament of penance.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin]
ab•sol′u•to`ry (-ˈsɒl yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absolution - the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penanceabsolution - the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.absolution - the act of absolving or remittingabsolution - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
indulgence - the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

absolution

absolution

noun
The act or an instance of forgiving:
Translations
حَلَّ مِن، غُفْرَان، مَغْفِره
rozhřešení
syndsforladelsetilgivelse
syndafyrirgefning
rozhrešenie

absolution

[ˌæbsəˈluːʃən] N (Rel) → absolución f
to give absolution to sbdar la absolución a algn, absolver a algn

absolution

[ˌæbsəˈluːʃən] n (= forgiveness) → absolution f
to receive absolution → recevoir l'absolution

absolution

n (Eccl) → Absolution f, → Lossprechung f; to say the absolutiondie Absolution erteilen

absolution

[ˌæbsəˈluːʃn] n (Rel) → assoluzione f

absolve

(əbˈzolv) verb
to make free or release (from a promise, duty or blame). He was absolved of all blame.
absolution (ӕbsəˈluːʃən) noun
forgiveness, especially of sins. The priest granted the man absolution.
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