Definitions for absolutionˌæb səˈlu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•so•lu•tionˌæb 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.

    Category: Religion

Origin of absolution:

1175–1225; ME < L

ab•sol′u•to`ry-ˈsɒl yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolution(noun)

    the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

  2. absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin(noun)

    the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Wiktionary

  1. absolution(Noun)

    An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.

  2. absolution(Noun)

    An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent.

  3. absolution(Noun)

    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. absolution(Noun)

    An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.

  5. absolution(Noun)

    The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.

  6. absolution(Noun)

    Delivery, in speech. - Ben Jonson

  7. Origin: 12th Century, absolution, from absolutionem, accusative singular of absolutio, from absolvo. See absolve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolution(noun)

    an absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense

  2. Absolution(noun)

    an acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent

  3. Absolution(noun)

    the exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven

  4. Absolution(noun)

    an absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication

  5. Absolution(noun)

    the form of words by which a penitent is absolved

  6. Absolution(noun)

    delivery, in speech

Freebase

  1. Absolution

    Absolution is a traditional theological term for the forgiveness experienced in the Sacrament of Penance. This concept is found in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Eastern Orthodox churches, the Anglican churches, and most Lutheran churches.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

absolution(noun)

forgiveness, especially of sins

The priest granted the man absolution.

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