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absolve

If you absolve someone, you forgive him or her after he or she has committed a wrongdoing. You might use the word absolve to describe what a formal absolution from a priest does, as in, “The priest gave that good-for-nothing, dastardly degenerate an absolution for his heinous crimes, thereby, according to the priest, absolving him […]

absolution

If you are granted absolution it means that you have been formally excused after you committed a wrongdoing. More specifically, it means that a priest has officially and formally declared that you are forgiven for a specific sin you have committed or, possibly, for all sins you have committed to date. If you have been […]