"absolution" Definition

  1. n. An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
  2. n. An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.
  3. n. The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
  4. n. An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
  5. n. The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
  6. n. Delivery, in speech.

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Position in dictionary: 590 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "absolution": 1
Words that end with "absolution": 1
Words that contain "absolution": 1
Next words in dictionary: absolutism, absolutist, absolutistic, absolutory, absolvable, absolvatory, absolve, absolved, absolvent, absolver
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English Dictionary Definition of absolution

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