See also: Absolution
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /æb.səˈljuː.ʃn̩/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.səˈl(j)u.ʃn̩/
- Rhymes: -uːʃən
- (ecclesiastical) An absolving of sins from ecclesiastical penalties by an authority. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
- Forgiveness of sins, in a general sense. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.]
- The form of words by which a penitent is absolved. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)
- An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- Government ... granting absolution to the nation.
- (civil law, obsolete) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- (obsolete) Delivery, in speech.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *lewh₃- (0 c, 32 e)
absolving or setting free from guilt, sin or penalty; forgiveness of an offense
acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring an accused person innocent
exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven
absolving from ecclesiastical penalties
form of words by which a penitent is absolved
delivery, in speech
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Translations to be checked
- “absolution” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 9.
absolution f (plural absolutions)
- “absolution” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).