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absolution

noun acquittal, amnesty, clearance, discharge, dismissal, dismissal of an accusation, exculpation, exoneration, forgiveness, forgiveness of sins, grace, liberation, pardon, purgation, release, release from punishment, remission, reprieve, vindication
See also: acquittal, amnesty, clemency, compurgation, condonation, discharge, dispensation, exception, exoneration, grace, immunity, impunity, liberation, pardon, remission, waiver

absolution

the formal setting free from guilt, sentence or obligation; the remission of sin or penance.

ABSOLUTION. A definite sentence whereby a man accused of any crime is acquitted.

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without confessing his sins, and receiving that absolution which he knew he had one in the house duly authorized to give him?
and, finishing the prayer of absolution, the priest blessed him and dismissed him.
By a species of pious fraud, for which no doubt the worthy priest found his absolution in the purity of his motives, he declared that, while no positive change was actually wrought in the mind of Middleton, there was every reason to hope the entering wedge of argument had been driven to its head, and that in consequence an opening was left, through which, it might rationally be hoped, the blessed seeds of a religious fructification would find their way, especially if the subject was left uninterruptedly to enjoy the advantage of catholic communion.
I have now ver' good absolutions for six months"; and he strolled forth to get a handkerchief for the girl of the hour and to break the hearts of all the others.
She practically gave away the plot and to end the review by saying, "Sin and virtue meet, seething violence and profound peace clash, commandments irritate and sacraments comfort--and goodness and absolution win," sounds Like a try at writing poetry How "goodness and absolution" win in the movie is beyond me.
It will be unfortunate if Gold, hagen's observations about Germans are simply added to the absolution we automatically, award ourselves, whoever we may be.
I'm afraid we must resort to that old standby, the absolution for every human failing: "We are doing our best.
Fitch also expects to see an increase in delinquencies and a slowdown in payment rates over time as 'convenience filers' no longer have the possibility of debt absolution, according to Fitch Managing Director Michael Dean.
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