Absolution (noun)

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


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


  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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