compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
the act of excusing a mistake or offense
The action of forgiving.
Readiness to forgive.
Origin: From forgiven + -ness.
the act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries
disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive
Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as 'to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt'. The concept and benefits of forgiveness have been explored in religious thought, the social sciences and medicine. Forgiveness may be considered simply in terms of the person who forgives including forgiving themselves, in terms of the person forgiven or in terms of the relationship between the forgiver and the person forgiven. In most contexts, forgiveness is granted without any expectation of restorative justice, and without any response on the part of the offender. In practical terms, it may be necessary for the offender to offer some form of acknowledgment, an apology, or even just ask for forgiveness, in order for the wronged person to believe himself able to forgive. Most world religions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness, and many of these teachings provide an underlying basis for many varying modern day traditions and practices of forgiveness. Some religious doctrines or philosophies place greater emphasis on the need for humans to find some sort of divine forgiveness for their own shortcomings, others place greater emphasis on the need for humans to practice forgiveness of one another, yet others make little or no distinction between human and divine forgiveness.
The numerical value of Forgiveness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Forgiveness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They have reassurance and forgiveness of things which go wrong.
It's my fault, as chairman and father, I ask for the public's generous forgiveness.
Forgiveness is necessary but, but forgiveness after admitting guilt and administering proper punishment. This is what we need.
I believe we're moving forward ... Forgiveness is the message of the hour, to say forgiveness is not to negate what has taken place. We don't want to gloss over what has happened.
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love--takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.
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