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Answer for the clue "Formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance", 10 letters:
absolution

Alternative clues for the word absolution

The act of absolving or remitting

Word definitions for absolution in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ VERB give ▪ He heard confessions of sins by his parishioners and gave absolution as he saw fit, enjoining a suitable penance. ▪ And, despite what he answered, Pope Leo gave him absolution . EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ And, despite...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Absolution \Ab`so*lu"tion\, n. [F. absolution, L. absolutio, fr. absolvere to absolve. See Absolve .] An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. ``Government . . . granting absolution to the nation.''...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context ecclesiastical English) An absolving of sins from ecclesiastical penalty by an authority. (First attested around 1150 to 1350.) (R:SOED5: page=9) 2 Forgiveness of sins, in a general sense. (First attested around 1150 to 1350.) 3 The form of...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"remission, forgiveness," c.1200, from Old French absolucion , earlier assolucion , from Latin absolutionem (nominative absolutio ) "completion, acquittal," noun of action from past participle stem of absolvere "to absolve" (see absolve ). Originally of...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. 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 [syn: remission , remittal , remission of sin ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Absolution is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Muse . It was released on 15 September 2003 in Japan, 22 September 2003 in the United Kingdom by East West Records and Taste Media and 23 March 2004 in the United States by Warner Bros....

Usage examples of absolution.

For we receive absolution of our sins in proportion to our forgiving our brother.

Eucharist the priest perfects the sacrament by merely pronouncing the words over the matter, so the mere words which the priest while absolving pronounces over the penitent perfect the sacrament of absolution.

If any of you will of devotion Offer, and have mine absolution, Come forth anon, and kneele here adown And meekely receive my pardoun.

I challenged him to explain his reasons for refusing to give her absolution, but he closed my lips by answering very coolly that he could not betray the secrets of the confessional.

Gospel of Christ, as the history of the first ten centuries of Christianity, is the witness that auricular confession and absolution are nothing else but a sacrilegious as well as a most stupendous imposture.

I added that the confessor being bound to avoid scandal, if he dared to refuse me the absolution, which, of course, he could do, I would all the same go to the altar with the other nuns.

God will forgive a crime which you would, perhaps, not commit, if you did not think that, after confession, a priest, a man like you, will give you absolution.

Then Mama picked me up in her arms, recovered the drum and drumsticks from the Vicar, and promised Father Wiehnke to pay for the damage, whereupon he accorded her a belated absolution, for I had interrupted her confession: even Oskar got a little of the blessing, though I could have done without it.

She must be buried without priest or rites or absolution, only with execration, and in unhallowed ground, her grave unmarked.

As with all Externalist arguments, the primary motivation behind the theory would appear to be not so much an arrival at the truth but the absolution of the human race from responsibility for its own destruction.

As soon as he had somehow or other finished his mass he went to the confessional, and after hearing in confession every member of the family he took it into his head to refuse absolution to the daughter of his hostess, a girl of twelve or thirteen, pretty and quite charming.

I answered at once, telling her that we would meet the day after the morrow at her casino, because I wanted to receive her loving absolution in the very spot where I had outraged the most generous of women.

I always confess to the same priest, and he has no difficulty in giving me absolution, for I only tell him what I like.

The Bishops of London and Salisbury appealed to the Pope for absolution from the excommunication visited upon them from Clairvaux on the previous Palm Sunday.

Nobody had promised to say masses for her soul if she made this disposition of her property, or pledged the word of the Church that she should have plenary absolution.