Definition of absolution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæbsəˈluːʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbsəˈluːʃn//
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(especially in the Christian Church) a formal statement that a person is forgiven for what he or she has done wrong Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin absolutio(n-), from the verb absolvere ‘set free, acquit’, from ab- ‘from’ + solvere ‘loosen’.Extra examples to seek absolution for your sins He was granted absolution by the priest. Some people might go to church and seek absolution.
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