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Synonyms for absolution
ˌæb səˈlu ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolution(noun)

    the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

    Synonyms:
    remittal, remission, remission of sin

  2. absolution, remission, remittal, remission of sin(noun)

    the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

    Synonyms:
    remittance, remission, subsidence, remitment, remission of sin, remit, remittal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. absolution(n)

    Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.

    Synonyms:
    acquittal, amnesty, forbearance, forgiveness, mercy, oblivion, pardon, pardon, remission

    Antonyms:
    penalty, punishment, retaliation, retribution, vengeance

    Preposition:
    A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absolution(n.)

    Synonyms:
    acquittal, remission, discharge, release, liberation, deliverance, clearance, forgiveness, pardon, INDULGENCE, JUSTIFICATION

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. absolution(n)

    Synonyms:
    forgiveness, remission, discharge, pardon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    acquittal, discharge

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5685discharge
#8158mercy
#13192amnesty
#15356forgiveness
#17724pardon
#21253oblivion
#24731remit
#25987remission
#28883remittance
#45770subsidence
#50293forbearance
#52432acquittal
#57038absolution

How to use absolution in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

  2. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    Forgive! How many will say, forgive, and find a sort of absolution in the sound to hate a little longer!

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Look, I think we could all use a lot of mercy in this world. And the pope is a loving person, and having absolution -- [allowing] the priest to give absolution is extraordinary, but I'm not surprised at all, i hope that we also focus on mercy for the unborn, the hundreds of thousands of babies that will die. I think we need to have a society that protects life from the beginning to end, and we should be a repentant society for sure. And mercy should be at the heart of everything we do.

  4. William Butler Yeats, Autobiography:

    Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another.

  5. Frank Sinatra:

    When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.


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