Definitions for absolutionˌæb səˈlu ʃən
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the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
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
An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent.
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.
An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
Delivery, in speech. - Ben Jonson
Origin: 12th Century, absolution, from absolutionem, accusative singular of absolutio, from absolvo. See absolve.
an absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense
an acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent
the exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven
an absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication
the form of words by which a penitent is absolved
delivery, in speech
Origin: [F. absolution, L. absolutio, fr. absolvere to absolve. See Absolve.]
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another.
Forgive! How many will say, forgive, and find a sort of absolution in the sound to hate a little longer!
When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.
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