HyperDic: absolution

English > 2 senses of the word absolution:
NOUNstateabsolutionthe condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
actabsolution, remission, remittal, remission of sinthe act of absolving or remitting
absolution > pronunciation
Soundsae.bsahluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > absolution: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance.
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Verbsabsolvegrant remission of a sin to
English > absolution: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance.
Synonymsremission, remittal, remission of sin
Part ofpenanceA Catholic sacrament
NarrowerindulgenceThe remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
Broaderredemption, salvation(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil / evil
Spanishabsolución
Catalanabsolució
Verbsabsolvegrant remission of a sin to

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