Absolution (noun)

  1. Formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
  2. Forgiveness or pardon granted by a priest in the sacrament of reconciliation.

Origin:

Late middle english: via old french from latin absolutio(n-), from absolvere 'set free' (see absolve).

Examples:

  1. He sought absolution for his sins.
  2. The priest granted him absolution.
  3. The absolution of his debt allowed him to start fresh.
  4. Her confession brought her a sense of absolution.
  5. The absolution of the accused was a controversial decision.
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