Arnold asked for forgiveness for not being a good father to his son when he was growing up.
When you are mad at someone but you then accept his apology and are no longer mad, this is an example of forgiveness.
- a forgiving or being forgiven; pardon
- inclination to forgive or pardon
From Middle English forgiveness, forgifnes, from Old English forġifnes, forġiefnes, forġiefennes (“forgiveness, remission, indulgence, permission”, literally “forgivenness”), equivalent to forgiven + -ness.