Adjective "absolution" definition and examples

(Absolution may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/absəˈluːʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

Formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
  1. 'I think they each wanted some nod of blessing and assurance; wanted absolution from Mary so they could go back to having a good time.'
  2. 'They don't need sympathy; they need absolutions.'
  3. 'Or is this his absolution from making ‘serious’ pictures?'
  4. 'While faith can act like a shock absorber during grief and provide you with an eternal perspective as you struggle to make sense of your life, it does not offer immunity from sorrow or absolution from questioning what you believe.'
  5. 'The broken tales and their disembodied inhabitants are too sketchy and isolated to incite empathy, and the theme of guilt and absolution has little plot and character for support, so the whole thing feels trifling and weak.'
  6. 'A review of some of the most noteworthy pardons in American history reveals a colorful assortment of Presidential absolutions.'
  7. 'The sun refuses to differentiate among them, grants a kind of absolution from individual frailties.'
  8. 'The apologies and absolutions at the end of the movie were rather trite and underdone.'
  9. 'I always feel that when people ask this question or try to seek justification for having an affair, they are, at some level, seeking absolution from others.'
  10. 'Clearly, the state now both sanctioned murder and offered absolution from guilt for the perpetrators.'
  11. 'she had been granted absolution for her sins'
  12. 'When we look honestly at the facts, we see that there is no liturgical, theological, pastoral, or canonical reason that would keep the bishops from granting permission for the use of general absolution.'
  13. 'The Friar gives absolution for sins in exchange for money and flirts with the prettiest wives.'
  14. 'In September 1585, Henry received absolution from the pope, Clement VIII and Mayenne submitted to the king in October 1595.'
  15. 'The priest would hear confessions and give absolution for sins.'
  16. 'I didn't want just absolution, I wanted advice, and I knew I wouldn't get it in my parish in Dehradun.'
  17. 'Catholic priests, [CBCP secretary general Hernando Coronel] added, are prohibited from granting absolution for a confessant's sins using text messaging, e-mail or by faxing the absolutions to the confessant.'
  18. 'This process involves confession to a priest, acts of contrition, receiving absolution, and performing works of satisfaction.'
  19. 'Furthermore, annual confession had been made obligatory in 1215 at the Fourth Lateran Council so that a priest had an opportunity to talk privately to the penitents and to correct errors as well as giving them absolution for their sins.'
  20. 'Connected to the Taoist tradition, followers honor the dead on this day, when the earth god is said to give absolution for the sins of the dead.'
  21. 'But the priest patiently heard my confession, gave me absolution, and then zipped out to continue his busy day.'

More definitions

1. act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties.

2. state of being absolved.

3. Roman Catholic Theology. 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.

4. Protestant Theology. a declaration or assurance of divine forgiveness to penitent believers, made after confession of sins.

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be absolution."

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin absolutio(n-), from the verb absolvere (see absolve).