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Webster's Dictionary

Absolution

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(1):

(n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.

(2):

(n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.

(3):

(n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, - for example, excommunication.

(4):

(n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.

(5):

(n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.

(6):

(n.) Delivery, in speech.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Absolution'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/absolution.html. 1828.

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