An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.
The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
The assurance given to someone who repents of his sins that they are forgiven because of Jesus Christ's perfect life and death as a payment for all sin.
( AB·so·LU·tion). The release from consequences or penalties or the process of freeing from consequences or penalties. In Roman Catholic theology a remission of sin or the punishment due to sin made by a priest in the process of penance. In Protestant theology a declaration or assurance of forgiveness made by a penitent individual after confession of sins.
In legal terms, it is the act of a judge or jury declaring a person innocent of a crime. In a religious sense, it involves a person being freed from guilt or sin. In the Roman Catholic Church, a priest can declare the sins of a penitent person to be forgiven if they sincerely plan to avoid such behavior in the future.
The remission from sin, or of the punishment due to sin, granted by the church.
the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
the formal act of a priest or bishop pronouncing the forgiveness of sins by Christ to those who are qualified by penitence to receive it
In the Roman Catholic church, the act of a priest in pronouncing the remission of sin, its eternal punishment, or the canonical penalties attached to it; in other churches, the declaration or imploring God's forgiveness by a priest or minister
act whereby a priest, passed on from the authority of Christ, grants the remission of sins
the act of releasing someone from their sin by God, through the means of a priest.
The pronouncement of God's forgiveness. The absolution is spoken by the pastor after the confession of sins in our worship services. Every Christian, however, has the privilege and duty to announce God's forgiveness to penitent sinners.
The formal act by a bishop or priest of pronouncing God's forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ.
The part of Confession and Forgiveness where the pastor tells you that you are forgiven.
The prayer offered by a bishop or presbyter for the forgiveness of sins. Following His glorious Resurrection, Christ breathed on His Apostles and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained" John 20:22, 23). This gift of proclaiming God's forgiveness of sins remains forever in the Church. It is exercised in the sacraments of baptism and confession—the reconciliation to the Church of Christian believers who have sinned and repented. The priest or bishop is the witness who bears testimony to the repentance; only God forgives sins (see article, "Confession," at 1 John 1).
n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
The declaration of God's forgiveness of sins pronounced by the Priest after the confession of sins in the Sacrament of Penance (Confession).
Act by which a priest, acting as the agent of Christ, grants forgiveness of sins in the Sacrament of Penance.
The act by which an authorized priest grants forgiveness of sin.
The pronouncement of God's forgiveness, after the Confession of Sin, by a bishop or priest at the Eucharist, Daily Offices, or in the Reconciliation of a Penitent (BCP, 447 ff.).
The pronouncement of the forgiveness of sins by a priest, having heard confession from a penitent Christian.