ALL meanings of absolution

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  • uncountable noun absolution If someone is given absolution, they are forgiven for something wrong that they have done. 3
  • noun absolution the act of absolving or the state of being absolved; release from guilt, obligation, or punishment 3
  • noun absolution a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance 3
  • noun absolution the prescribed form of words granting such a remission 3
  • noun absolution a formal freeing (from guilt or obligation); forgiveness 3
  • noun absolution remission (of sin or penalty for it); specif., in some churches, remission given by a priest in the sacrament of penance 3
  • noun absolution the statement of such remission 3
  • noun absolution Catholicism: forgiveness 1
  • noun absolution freedom from an obligation 1
  • noun absolution act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties. 1
  • noun absolution state of being absolved. 1
  • noun absolution Roman Catholic Theology. a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, made by a priest in the sacrament of penance on the ground of authority received from Christ. the formula declaring such remission. 1
  • noun absolution Protestant Theology. a declaration or assurance of divine forgiveness to penitent believers, made after confession of sins. 1
  • noun absolution Formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment. 1
  • noun absolution (ecclesiastical) An absolving of sins from ecclesiastical penalties by an authority. 0
  • noun absolution Forgiveness of sins, in a general sense. 0
  • noun absolution The form of words by which a penitent is absolved. 0
  • noun absolution An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. 0
  • noun absolution (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (civil law) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent. 0
  • noun absolution (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Delivery, in speech. 0
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