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Definition 1: the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for absolution in the sense of this definition

(absolution is a kind of ...) (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

(... is a kind of absolution ) the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution

"in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"

(... is part of absolution) a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

Definition 2: the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance - [noun denoting state]

(absolution is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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