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  • IPA: /æbsə'lu:ʃən/, /æb.solˈu.ʃʌn/
  • Rhymes: -uːʃən


12th Century, Old French absolution, from Latin absolūtiōnem, accusative singular of absolūtiō (acquittal), from absolvō (absolve). See absolve.




Absolution (plural Absolutions)
  1. An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
    • Government ... granting absolution to the nation.
  2. (Civil Law, obsolete) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent.
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) 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.
  4. Patrono:Ecclesiastical An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
  5. The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
  6. (obsolete) Delivery, in speech. - Ben Jonson

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Old French, from Latin absolūtiōnem, accusative singular of absolūtiō (acquittal), from absolvō (absolve).


Absolution f. (plural Absolutions)

  1. absolution (from sins or wrongs)
  2. (law) acquittal, absolution

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