absolution

  • 41absolution —    This word (from the Latin absolvere, meaning to set free ) refers to the declaration by a bishop or priest that thesins of a person who has repented and confessed have been forgiven. Absolution is an essential part of the sacrament… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 42absolution — nf. ABSOLUCHON (Albanais, Annecy, St Germain Ta., Saxel, Thônes, Villards Thônes), absolussyon (Ballaison, St Paul Cha.), absolussyou n (Ste Foy). E. : Absoudre. A1) refuser l absolution à un pénitent : kroshî <crocher> vt. (002). E. :… …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 43absolution — noun Date: 13th century the act of absolving; specifically a remission of sins pronounced by a priest (as in the sacrament of reconciliation) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 44absolution — Synonyms and related words: acquittal, acquittance, amnesty, clearance, clearing, compurgation, condonation, destigmatization, destigmatizing, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, exculpation, excuse, exemption, exoneration, forgiveness, grace,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 45Absolution —    The forgiveness of sins on earth by the Son of Man through His agents, the Bishops and Priests of the Church. Their commission is embodied in the words of the Ordination Office, Receive the Holy Ghost for the Office and Work of a Priest in the …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 46Absolution —    (lat. ”absolvere a peccatis“ = von Sünden lossprechen), die Lossprechung von Sünden im Bußsakrament, die als Absolutionsformel seit der Wende zum 2. Jahrtausend die Gebete um Vergebung u. Versöhnung allmählich zu verdrängen begann. A. heißt… …

    Neues Theologisches Wörterbuch

  • 47Absolution — Aflad, frikendelse, syndsforladelse …

    Danske encyklopædi

  • 48absolution — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cleansing, forgiveness, shrift, dispensation; discharge. See acquittal, exemption. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. forgiveness, remission, pardon, clearance, acquittal, amnesty. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 49Absolution — Ab|so|lu|ti|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. absolutio, vgl. ↑absolut> Los , Freisprechung, Begnadigung, Vergebung, bes. Sündenvergebung …

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  • 50absolution — ab|so|lu|tion [ ,æbsə luʃn ] noun uncount the act of forgiving someone for the things they have done wrong, especially for a religious fault …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 51absolution — abso·lu·tion || ‚æbsÉ™luːʃn n. act of freeing from guilt or blame, exoneration; state of being free from guilt or blame, forgiveness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 52absolution — noun formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment. ↘ecclesiastical declaration of forgiveness of sins. Origin ME: via OFr. from L. absolutio(n ), from absolvere (see absolve) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 53absolution — n. Acquittal, remission, discharge, release, liberation, deliverance, clearance, forgiveness, pardon, shriving, shrift. See indulgence, justification …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 54absolution — noun (U) a process in the Christian religion by which someone is forgiven for the things they have done wrong …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 55Absolution — the formal act of a priest or bishop pronouncing the forgiveness of sins by Christ to those who are qualified by penitence to receive it …

    Medieval glossary

  • 56absolution — n 1. forgiveness, forgiving, excuse, excusing, shriving, making allowances for; condonation, condoning, overlooking, disregarding, ignoring; acquittal, acquittance, acquitting, comburgation, exculpation, exculpating, clearance, clearing, proof of …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 57absolution — ab·so·lu·tion …

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  • 58absolution — UK [ˌæbsəˈluːʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌæbsəˈluʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] the act of forgiving someone for something wrong they have done, especially for a religious fault …

    English dictionary

  • 59absolution —  Освобождение от грехов …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 60absolution — ab•so•lu•tion [[t]ˌæb səˈlu ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of absolving; the state of being absolved 2) rel a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, esp. as effected by a priest or bishop in the sacrament of penance • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME… …

    From formal English to slang