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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
The name given to the form of words by which a penitent person is absolved. There are two forms in the Prayer Book; the longer form being used at Morning and Evening Prayer, the shorter one being usually confined to use in the Communion Office.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Absolution, the'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/a/absolution-the.html. 1901.