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absolution

[ab-suh-loo-shuhn]
noun
1.
act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.
2.
state of being absolved.
3.
Roman Catholic Theology.
a.
a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, made by a priest in the sacrament of penance on the ground of authority received from Christ.
b.
the formula declaring such remission.
4.
Protestant Theology. a declaration or assurance of divine forgiveness to penitent believers, made after confession of sins.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English absolucion < Latin absolūtiōn- (stem of absolūtiō) acquittal. See absolute, -ion

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absolution (ˌæbsəˈluːʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of absolving or the state of being absolved; release from guilt, obligation, or punishment
2.  Christianity
 a.  a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
 b.  the prescribed form of words granting such a remission
 
[C12: from Latin absolūtiōn- acquittal, forgiveness of sins, from absolvere to absolve]
 
absolutory
 
adj

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absolution
"remission, forgiveness," c.1200, from L. absolutionem (nom. absolutio), noun of action from absolvere "to absolve" (see absolve).
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