Synonyms for absolution

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-suh-loo-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæb səˈlu ʃən

Définition of absolution

Origin :
  • "remission, forgiveness," c.1200, from Old French absolucion, earlier assolucion, from Latin absolutionem (nominative absolutio) "completion, acquittal," noun of action from past participle stem of absolvere "to absolve" (see absolve). Originally of sins; in general use from c.1400.
  • noun forgiveness
Example sentences :
  • Special assurance of forgiveness is also given in Confession and Absolution.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • To the priest who gave her absolution she said, "I am dying because I listened to and believed the demon."
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • And as yet I had received no absolution for the mortal offences I had committed at Piacenza.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • After Fra Antonio's brave attempt at absolution, the woman had fainted.
  • Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • He burrowed deep, deep, in the hope of my absolution, which would have been of no good to him.
  • Extract from : « Lord Jim » by Joseph Conrad
  • This evidence in her hand was like an absolution; it left him without a stain.
  • Extract from : « Trail's End » by George W. Ogden
  • And now for your soul's health I will give you all absolution.
  • Extract from : « Myths and Legends of All Nations » by Various
  • All his anticipations had returned; it was the absolution and not the communion which had worked.
  • Extract from : « En Route » by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • Absolution was hard to get from him, and not to be had on any terms but those of severe penance.
  • Extract from : « Earl Hubert's Daughter » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • Hugh promptly gave the absolution, and then asked if the body were yet buried.
  • Extract from : « Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln » by Charles L. Marson

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