forgiveness

[fer-giv-nis]
noun
1.
act of forgiving; state of being forgiven.
2.
disposition or willingness to forgive.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English forgifenesse, Old English forgifennys. See forgive, -ness

preforgiveness, noun
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forgiveness (fəˈɡɪvnɪs)
 
n
1.  the act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven
2.  willingness to forgive

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forgiveness
O.E. forgifennys; see forgive + -ness.
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Example sentences
What follows is a list of state and federal programs that offer student loan
  forgiveness of some sort.
In reality, the student spent over an hour in my office begging me for
  forgiveness.
The silence is not the sound of forgiveness but of ice-cold contempt.
Forgiveness is for the one who is forgiving and not the one who is being
  forgiving.
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