NounAbsolution (plural Absolutions)
- An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
- (Civil Law, obsolete) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent.
- (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.
- (ecclesiastical) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
- The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
- (obsolete) Delivery, in speech. - Ben Jonson
Adjectives for Absolution
general; priestly; just; rapturous; timely; insincere; virtual; conscientious; serene; blissful.
acquittal; acquittance; amnesty; clearance; clearing; compurgation; condonation; destigmatization; destigmatizing; discharge; disculpation; dismissal; exculpation; excuse; exemption; exoneration; forgiveness; grace; immunity; indemnity; pardon; purgation; purging; quietus; quittance; redemption; release; remission; remission of sin; reprieve; shrift; sparing; verdict of acquittal; vindication
- IPA: /æbsəˈluːʃən/, /æb.solˈu.ʃʌn/
- Rhymes: -uːʃən
Absolution f. (plural Absolutions)