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absolution

Christianity
a. a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
b. the prescribed form of words granting such a remission
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After the brilliant Dishonored and Assassin's Creed III, Hitman Absolution is the latest wildly inventive stealth series looking to reclaim its genre crown.
HITMAN ABSOLUTION Developer: IO Interactive A/S Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
Absolution tells the tale of three detectives trying to catch the "Crucifixion Killer" - a murderer who kills women and leaves them posed with their arms outstretched.
His tirade about his view of the black community's role in decrying the LAPD Board of Rights in-confidence absolution of Officer Steven Garcia in the death of Devin Brown shows he hasn't the foggiest idea of either the personal constitutional rights of police officers or of the relevant laws.
It is said that Broome had to go to Rome to get absolution from the Pope himself.
You may think that this absolution is the get-out-of-guilt-free ticket.
In Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, editor Rolf Jacobson and others put plain English (and fun) back into theological terms from absolution to YHWH--the latter defined as, "Th Hbrw nm fr Gd, whch w dn't xctly knw hw t prnnc bcs th vwls wr lft t.
People go to forget their sins and find absolution.
Users can get advice on confessing, confess, or listen to other confessions, but the service warns that "it is indispensable to confide in a priest" for serious or mortal sins, and only a priest can offer absolution.
The Premier Nouri al-Maliki pointed out that "We respect Ba'athists who declared their absolution from Ba'ath Party but we should apply the laws on those who insist on their Ba'ath Party membership.
Some exceptions can be found in the subgenre of the "comeback" memoir, in which notorious burnouts confess to regal numbers of sins and demand absolution.
Thank God for Russell Baker, who accused the press of a "group conspiracy to grant [Nixon] absolution.