Meaning of absolution
Pronunciation: (ab"su-l'shun), [key]
- act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.
- state of being absolved.
- a remission of sin or of the punishment for sin, made by a priest in the sacrament of penance on the ground of authority received from Christ.
- the formula declaring such remission.
- a declaration or assurance of divine forgiveness to penitent believers, made after confession of sins.
- absolution (Thesaurus)