Absolution is defined as the formal forgiveness of wrongdoing, or the act of being relieved of guilt or consequences.(noun)
An example of absolution is being found not guilty in a court of law.
The definition of absolution is a sacrament or religious ritual in the Catholic church where a priest grants forgiveness of sins.(noun)
An example of absolution is going to confession and receiving remission for your sins.
See absolution in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME absoluciun < OFr absolution < L absolutio < absolvere: see absolve
See absolution in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin absolūtiō, acquittal
Origin: , from absolūtus
Origin: , past participle of absolvere, to absolve; see absolute.
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