absolution absolution  /ˌæb sə ˈlu ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
  2. (n) the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

Usage(s):

  1. To Lorenzo Cardinal Lauri, Grand Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church, Pius XI, propped up by pillows, whispered his confession, received absolution for his sins.
  2. For those who have struggled to lose weight or keep it off, research into the origins of obesity has begun to offer an absolution of sorts.
  3. But for John Paul, penance and absolution have very precise meanings.

News

  1. All eyes on Central Florida as George Zimmerman murder trial begins

    SANFORD – When George Zimmerman's murder trial begins Monday, for some people it will be a civil-rights bellwether. For others, it's a chance at absolution for a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who has lived in hiding for more than a year but insists he did nothing wrong. To many it will be a test of the legal system and whether it can bring justice to a grieving family.        
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. All eyes on Central Florida as George Zimmerman murder trial begins | Videos, photos

    SANFORD – When George Zimmerman's murder trial begins Monday, for some people it will be a civil-rights bellwether. For others, it's a chance at absolution for a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who has lived in hiding for more than a year but insists he did nothing wrong. To many it will be a test of the legal system and whether it can bring justice to a grieving family.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) Presents Absolution VIII - Sunday Night, June 30th LIVE On I-PPV

    On Sunday night, June 30th, Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) will returnto Cleveland's Turner's Hall (7325 Guthrie Ave, 44102) to present Absolution VIII. Belltime will be at 6:30pm with doors opening at 5:30pm.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

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Quotes

  1. Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Iraqi authorities hung Saddam "without considering the Muslims' feelings or respecting the sanctity of this day that represents an occasion for forgiveness and absolution," according to the official news agency, MENA.
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: Forbes

  2. "In this decision there is no forgiveness or absolution for the murderers' heinous actions," Peres said. "I will not forget, and I will not forgive."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Shimon Peres Source: Kansas City Star

  3. Dionne says we should "grant Vitter our collective absolution and move on."
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: EJ Dionne Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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