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As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
Martin Chemnitz

Meaning of "absolution" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ABSOLUTION

From Latin absolūtiōn- acquittal, forgiveness of sins, from absolvere to absolve.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ABSOLUTION

absolution  [ˌæbsəˈluːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ABSOLUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Absolution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ABSOLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

absolution

Absolution

Absolution is a traditional theological term for the forgiveness experienced in the Sacrament of Penance. This concept is found in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Eastern Orthodox churches, the Anglican churches, and most Lutheran churches.

Definition of absolution in the English dictionary

The first definition of absolution in the dictionary is the act of absolving or the state of being absolved; release from guilt, obligation, or punishment. Other definition of absolution is a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance. Absolution is also the prescribed form of words granting such a remission.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ABSOLUTION


ablution
əˈbluːʃən
Aleutian
əˈluːʃən
antipollution
ˌæntɪpəˈluːʃən
coevolution
kəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
convolution
ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən
counter-revolution
ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
devolution
ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən
dilution
daɪˈluːʃən
dissolution
ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən
evolution
ˌiːvəˈluːʃən
high-resolution
haɪ ˌrezəˈluːʃən
involution
ˌɪnvəˈluːʃən
irresolution
ɪrˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
macroevolution
ˌmækrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
microevolution
ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
pollution
pəˈluːʃən
resolution
ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
revolution
ˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
solution
səˈluːʃən
volution
vəˈluːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ABSOLUTION

absolute permeability
absolute permittivity
absolute pitch
absolute stereochemistry
absolute temperature
absolute threshold
absolute undertaking
absolute unit
absolute value
absolute veto
absolute viscosity
absolute zero
absolutely
absoluteness
absolutism
absolutist
absolutistic
absolutive
absolutize
absolutory sentence

WORDS THAT END LIKE ABSOLUTION

accreditation
attribution
caution
constitution
contribution
diminution
distribution
execution
First Amendment of the Constitution
high resolution
institution
New Year resolution
persecution
Poisson distribution
prosecution
prostitution
reconstitution
redistribution
restitution
retribution
substitution

Synonyms and antonyms of absolution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ABSOLUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «absolution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of absolution

Translation of «absolution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ABSOLUTION

Find out the translation of absolution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of absolution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «absolution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

赦免
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

absolución
570 millions of speakers

English

absolution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मुक्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الغفران
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отпущение грехов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

absolvição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মসমর্থন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

absolution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Absolution
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Absolution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

赦免
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Absolution
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tha tội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षमादान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

günahların bağışlanması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assoluzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozgrzeszenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відпущення гріхів
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iertare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άφεση αμαρτιών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

absolusie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avlösning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

absolusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of absolution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSOLUTION»

The term «absolution» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.364 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ABSOLUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «absolution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «absolution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about absolution

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QUOTES WITH «ABSOLUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word absolution.
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Martin Chemnitz
As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ABSOLUTION»

Discover the use of absolution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to absolution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Absolution
Maggie Delaney's world implodes one rainy afternoon when her husband Richard is murdered in a botched drug store robbery.
Miriam Herin, 2007
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Absolution
Wanneer een man opdracht krijgt om een biografie te schrijven over een zeer bewonderde Zuid-Afrikaanse schrijfster, ontdekt hij dat hun levens in het verleden met elkaar verstrengeld waren.
Patrick Flanery, 2012
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Shawn Phillips' ABSolution: the practical solution for ...
A fitness expert presents a common sense program for building a lean, healthy body, and specific exercises to improve definition of the abdominal muscles.
Shawn Phillips, Bill Phillips, 2002
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Absolution
Now that she's fighting her own life and death battle, the last thing she wants is to get entangled with the man who ripped out her heart and left her to raise their son on her own. One final chance at absolution.
Kaylea Cross, 2014
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Absolution
A Big Easy heatwave, religious controversy, racial tensions and a twisted killer on the loose. An NOPD detective teams up with an African-American woman journalist to catch a creepy killer.
Susan Fleet, 2008
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Absolution by Murder
As the leading churchmen and women gather at the Synod of Whitby in 664AD to debate the rival merits of the Celtic and Roman Churches, tempers begin to fray.
Peter Tremayne, 2010
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Absolution Gap
And on a planet where vast travelling cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, an unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much ...
Alastair Reynolds, 2009
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Without Absolution
"Without Absolution" is the first collection from science-fiction and fantasy writer Amy Sterling Casil.
Amy Sterling Casil, 2013
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Absolution
Zoe's secret is out.
Jennifer Laurens, 2011
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Absolution Creek
A dying man who is riding towards Absolution Creek, seeking his own salvationa From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies ...
Nicole Alexander, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ABSOLUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term absolution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hitman Closed Alpha Details Leak Online
The game also doesn't have that feeling Absolution had, which made it feel like a very linear game just with a couple of paths to get to the end. «PlayStation LifeStyle, Jul 15»
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Big Finish: Where Does This Piece Go?
... making it back to our universe and continuing on their adventures in the TARDIS from Terra Firma before concluding in Absolution and then a ... «Doctor Who TV, Jul 15»
3
It's not easy going green
Absolution and salvation are possible if humans heed the enlightened saints and prophets who warn us of impending doom. As sustainability ... «Power Line, Jul 15»
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Why forgiveness from black victims isn't noble when anger is justified
Some may look at it as the living embodiment of Christ's own biblical absolution. But, what it truly represents is one of the most disgusting ... «The Grio, Jul 15»
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Emanuel AME shining the light on the road to real reconciliation
And on and on and on. We took our places in the conspiracy meant to bring absolution to the South without atonement. This was the formula by ... «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Oldham bodybuilder and father-of-six muscles his way in to the Mr …
Matthew is also having to juggle his responsibilities as a parent, fiance and personal trainer at Absolution Gym in Stockfield Mill, and it's sister ... «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
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National Post View: He's not a picky eater, he's an ARFID
The dose of science-y absolution is included in the package. You will not be surprised to learn that the recommended treatment for ARFID is ... «National Post, Jul 15»
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What I'm Celebrating Instead of America's Birthday This Fourth of July
In serving this absolution, we spin yarns that deny the many shortcomings of the American Revolution, the documents at the core of our nation, ... «GOOD Magazine, Jul 15»
9
The Tragedy of Greece's Referendum
But the person who doesn't want his "yes" to be interpreted as an absolution of what happened in the past five years or as an advanced ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Cardinal describes how pathway for remarried divorcees would work
... their situation and for the confessor to assess whether they could be granted absolution. The process would be overseen by the local bishop. «The Tablet, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Absolution [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/absolution>. Dec 2022 ».
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