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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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Borongan (Samar) Bishop Crispin Varquez has granted all active priests in the Diocese of Borongan the "Faculty to Absolve the Grave Sin of Abortion."
Modiji in Gujarat- the inquiry report does not absolve him.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench of the apex court, reminded the mayor that he could not absolve himself of the responsibility to address the issues plaguing Karachi.
"I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion.
Etisalat said in a statement Monday that it will not absolve any employee until an investigation has been conducted.
Asian Tribune learnt that pressure is mounting in the Provincial Education Ministry to absolve all those remaining volunteer teachers who have served more than three years in school even if they have not passed three subjects in the Advance Level.
One ND will be worth 100 euros, and at a stroke they can absolve themselves of 99% of their debt (not the 50% that the ECare offering!).
A panel of judges voted 2-1 to absolve Portillo and his former ministers of finance and defense.
If you remove a person's debt, you also absolve them of their personal responsibility to repay the debt.
Peter Lockley, from the litigation team at Blythe Liggins Solicitors, said that motorists involved in accidents could not absolve themselves from blame by relying on adverse weather conditions.
There may have been an element of naivety on the part of the man, but that doesn't absolve the fact that Kirklees Council did not issue an all-important schedule of works and was cohesive in the project throughout, albeit through word of mouth and telephone by the sounds of it.
ABSOLVE YOURSELF Make a list and never shop on an empty stomach.