absolution /absəˈluːʃ(ə)n/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.


absolution from the sentence.

2. ecclesiastical declaration that a person’s sins have been forgiven

she had been granted absolution for her sins.
– origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin absolutio(n-), from the verb absolvere (see absolve).

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