Noun Absolution Definition and Examples







Formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
  1. 'This has given them an absolution from political responsibility and toil.'
  2. 'Here you have the prime virtue of being a born-again politician: automatic absolution from responsibility for inflicting even more deprivation on the weakest in society.'
  3. 'I think they each wanted some nod of blessing and assurance; wanted absolution from Mary so they could go back to having a good time.'
  4. 'They don't need sympathy; they need absolutions.'
  5. 'The broken tales and their disembodied inhabitants are too sketchy and isolated to incite empathy, and the theme of guilt and absolution has little plot and character for support, so the whole thing feels trifling and weak.'
  6. 'When, after an absence of eight years, he attempts to heal the rift with his three daughters, each girl demands a different absolution from him.'
  7. 'A review of some of the most noteworthy pardons in American history reveals a colorful assortment of Presidential absolutions.'
  8. 'The apologies and absolutions at the end of the movie were rather trite and underdone.'
  9. 'The sun refuses to differentiate among them, grants a kind of absolution from individual frailties.'
  10. 'While faith can act like a shock absorber during grief and provide you with an eternal perspective as you struggle to make sense of your life, it does not offer immunity from sorrow or absolution from questioning what you believe.'
  11. 'she had been granted absolution for her sins'
  12. 'The Friar gives absolution for sins in exchange for money and flirts with the prettiest wives.'
  13. 'Furthermore, annual confession had been made obligatory in 1215 at the Fourth Lateran Council so that a priest had an opportunity to talk privately to the penitents and to correct errors as well as giving them absolution for their sins.'
  14. 'After all, a priest doesn't provide absolution for sins about to be committed.'
  15. 'Through our open admission of our sins, the priest's absolution, and the acts of penance, we can know God's healing.'
  16. 'Using an excellent anecdotal storytelling style, Forest goes on to portray the concepts of sin, confession, forgiveness, and absolution and includes actual confessions sent to him.'
  17. 'When Gregory heard that Frederick had gone on Crusade anyway, he promptly excommunicated the Emperor a second time, for setting out without having received absolution for the first sentence.'
  18. 'In September 1585, Henry received absolution from the pope, Clement VIII and Mayenne submitted to the king in October 1595.'
  19. 'What might a priest's absolution mean in such circumstances?'
  20. 'They favored the use of general absolution and found that the practice of private confession encouraged scrupulosity.'
  21. 'Catholic priests, [CBCP secretary general Hernando Coronel] added, are prohibited from granting absolution for a confessant's sins using text messaging, e-mail or by faxing the absolutions to the confessant.'
((n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.|--|(n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.|--|(n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.|--|(n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.|--|(n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.|--|(n.) Delivery, in speech.|--|)


1. act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.

2. state of being absolved.

3. Roman Catholic Theology. a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, made by a priest in the sacrament of penance on the ground of authority received from Christ. the formula declaring such remission.

4. Protestant Theology. a declaration or assurance of divine forgiveness to penitent believers, made after confession of sins.


"absolutions can be for scandals."
"absolutions can be without penances."
"sins can have absolutions."
"absolutions can be in gifts."
"absolutions can be from tenderings."
"absolutions can be from sentences."
"absolutions can be from crimes."
"absolutions can be for violations."
"absolutions can be for sins."
"absolutions can be for rights."
"absolutions can be for errors."
"absolutions can be for contracts."
"absolutions can be for behaviours."
"absolutions can be by patients."

Middle English: via Old French from Latin absolutio(n-), from the verb absolvere (see absolve).

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