From Middle English forgiveness, forgifnes, from Old English forġifnes, forġiefnes, forġiefennes (“forgiveness, remission, indulgence, permission”, literally “forgivenness”), equivalent to forgiven + -ness.
- The action of forgiving.
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
- Readiness to forgive.
the action of forgiving
readiness to forgive