Definitions for absolutionˌæb səˈlu ʃən
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ab•so•lu•tionˌæb səˈlu ʃən(n.)
the act of absolving; the state of being absolved.
a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, esp. as effected by a priest or bishop in the sacrament of penance.
Origin of absolution:
1175–1225; ME < L
ab•sol′u•to`ry-ˈsɒl yəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)
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
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
forgiveness, especially of sins
The priest granted the man absolution.
- حَلَّ مِن، غُفْرَان، مَغْفِرهArabic
- absolviçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die AbsolutionGerman
- syndsforladelse; tilgivelseDanish
- άφεση αμαρτιώνGreek
- (pattude) andeksandmineEstonian
- מְחִילָה, כַּפָּרָהHebrew
- 免除, 赦免Japanese
- 면제, 사죄Korean
- (grēku) piedošanaLatvian
- syndsforlatelse, tilgivelseNorwegian
- przebaczenie, rozgrzeszeniePolish
- absolvire/iertare (de păcate)Romanian
- отпущение греховRussian
- [synd]förlåtelse, absolutionSwedish
- การอภัยโทษ; การให้อภัยบาปThai
- af, affetme, bağışlamaTurkish
- 赦免Chinese (Trad.)
- прощення, виправданняUkrainian
- رہائی ، چھٹکاراUrdu
- xá tộiVietnamese
- 赦免Chinese (Simp.)
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