A forgiving or being forgiven; pardon.
Inclination to forgive or pardon.
The act of forgiving; pardon.
Forgiveness is defined as letting go of past grudges or lingering anger against a person or persons.
When you are mad at someone but you then accept his apology and are no longer mad, this is an example of forgiveness.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi.
Origin of forgiveness
From Middle English forgiveness, forgifnes, from Old English forġifnes, forġiefnes, forġiefennes (“forgiveness, remission, indulgence, permission”, literally “forgivenness”), equivalent to forgiven + -ness.