absolution


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Purists of the franchise will agonize over how Absolution renders a largely linear gameplay experience compared to Blood Money, which focused little on story and more on the art of discreet killing - a runaway hit among fans.
The core essence of Absolution is about taking out that target while observing and learning their habits in order to execute the most appropriate kill method.
Agent 47 is about to come out of hiding when Hitman: Absolution launches this November.
Absolution, for example, is part of the Catholic sacrament of reconciliation, popularly referred to as confession.
In short, sorrow for sin and absolution by the priest are the only necessary conditions for receiving the sacrament validly.
Serious or mortal sins still need absolution from a priest, she says.
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving (confessing) that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent began.
If the Pope decides to grant absolution, the excommunication is lifted.
discusses one from the early Middle Ages that will be new to some: a ritual of penance, arising from Lenten celebrations, in which there was a general confession and absolution (which could hardly have been absolution in the modern sense) (56-58).
But if it wants to seek absolution, it can start tomorrow - by giving these loyal, trusting, hardworking people the deal they deserve and bringing an end to a saga which should never have happened.
An hour before my first Aerial Arts class at Absolution in West Hollywood, I had no idea what a Bird's Nest was.
First, like so many modern academic writers, the author does not understand the church and refers to 'lay clergy', 'monks' cassocks [habits]', 'the Vatican [not an eighteenth century usage]', 'sacramental absolution [confession is a sacrament, not absolution]', and 'blessing .