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English noun: absolution

1. absolution (state) the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. absolution (act) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance


Synonymsremission, remission of sin, remittal


Broader (hypernym)redemption, salvation


Narrower (hyponym)indulgence


Part meronympenance









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