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English definition of “absolution”

absolution

noun [U] uk   /ˌæb.səˈluː.ʃən/ formal us  
the act of forgiving someone, especially in the Christian religion, for something bad that they have done or thought: She was granted/given absolution.Making and accepting apologiesForgiveness in religion
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