Definitions for absolutionˌæb səˈlu ʃən

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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

  7. Origin: [F. absolution, L. absolutio, fr. absolvere to absolve. See Absolve.]

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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