absolution


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, put on a brave face on Monday's latest episode of Raw, as she joined her Absolution teammates on screen.
To the public, he offers nothing less than full absolution for whatever transpires in their name.
For Ondo Nguema , the three companies "won their work contracts and executed them faithfully", while he recalled that "after analysing the crimes mentioned here, I have found that there is no punishment necessary; in conclusion, the public ministry requests absolution, as no criminal rationale can be found".
In the past, only a bishop or a designated chief confessor of a diocese could grant absolution for an abortion.
And absolution is going to yourself, 'I know I did and I learned my lesson.
They want absolution from the racism that infects us all even though forgiveness cannot reconcile America's racist sins.
Dozier admitted that such absolution previously was reserved for times of emergency, but he said, "If 10,000 people show up .
Even dictators know that they will always receive absolution and a warm welcome from the Church of Rome, an equal opportunity faith that doesn't discriminate on the grounds of religion, race or criminal record.
Presented in two parts, Absolution is the story of Sam Leroux, a South African who leaves South Africa at the most pivotal time in the country's history to attend school in the United States.
This book is a critique of contemporary services of confession and forgiveness which offer unconditional absolution.
ASSASSIN'S CREED 3 10 HITMAN ABSOLUTION | Chart by Gamestation
Out now PIGGYBACKING on to the success of 2012's Hitman Absolution, this set comprises spruced up versions of Agent 47's last three outings: Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money.