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Absolution

Absolution Meaning & Definition
Absolution Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Absolution?

[n] the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
[n] the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Synonyms | Synonyms for Absolution: remission | remission of sin | remittal

Related Terms | Find terms related to Absolution: acquittal | acquittance | amnesty | clearance | clearing | compurgation | condonation | destigmatization | destigmatizing | discharge | disculpation | dismissal | exculpation | excuse | exemption | exoneration | forgiveness | grace | immunity | indemnity | pardon | purgation | purging | quietus | quittance | redemption | release | remission | remission of sin | reprieve | shrift | sparing | verdict of acquittal | vindication

See Also | condition | penance | redemption | salvation | status

Absolution In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab`so*lu"tion\, n. [F. absolution, L. absolutio, fr. absolvere to absolve. See {Absolve}.] 1. An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. ``Government . . . granting absolution to the nation.'' --Froude. 2. (Civil Law) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent. [Obs.] 3. (R. C. Ch.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven. Note: In the English and other Protestant churches, this act regarded as simply declaratory, not as imparting forgiveness. 4. (Eccl.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication. --P. Cyc. 5. The form of words by which a penitent is absolved. --Shipley. 6. Delivery, in speech. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. {Absolution day} (R. C. Ch.), Tuesday before Easter.

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