absolution

Absolution is a religious concept for purging someone of sin, granting them absolution. The word is used for other kinds of forgiveness too.

When you sin or make a mistake, you usually want absolution — which is like forgiveness. In many religions, if you confess your sins, you can be granted absolution: the sin is forgiven, forgotten, wiped clean. Usually, the sinning person has to do some kind of penance to atone for the sin to achieve absolution. Absolution is a serious concept: if you jaywalked, you probably won't worry about absolution. If you killed somebody, absolution is going to be more important.

Definitions of absolution
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n the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Synonyms:
remission, remission of sin, remittal
Types:
indulgence
the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
Type of:
redemption, salvation
(theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

n the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time