remission of sin

Definitions of remission of sin
  1. noun
    the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    synonyms: absolution, remission, remittal
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    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
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