Absolution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Forgiveness or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.

2. (n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.

3. (n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.

4. (n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.

5. (n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.

6. (n.) Delivery, in speech.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABSOLUTION

ab-so-lu'-shun (translation of verbs luo, "loose," etc., and aphiemi, "release," "give up," etc.): Not a Biblical, but an ecclesiastical term, used to designate the official act described in Matthew 16:19: "Whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven," and Matthew 18:18: "What things soever ye shall loose," etc., and interpreted by John 20:23: "Whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them" (see KEYS, POWER OF THE). The Roman church regards this as the act of a properly ordained priest, by which, in the sacrament of Penance, he frees from sin one who has confessed and made promise of satisfaction. Protestants regard the promise as given not to any order within the church, but to the congregation of believers, exercising its prerogative through the Christian ministry, as its ordinary executive. They differ as to whether the act be only declarative or collative. Luther regarded it as both declarative and collative, since the Word always brings that which it offers. The absolution differs from the general promise of the gospel by individualizing the promise. What the gospel, as read and preached, declares in general, the absolution applies personally. See also FORGIVENESS.

H. E. Jacobs

Greek
5050. teleiosis -- completion, perfection
... perfection. From phusioo; (the act) completion, ie (of prophecy) verification, or
(of expiation) absolution -- perfection, performance. see GREEK phusioo. ...
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1347. dikaiosis -- the act of pronouncing righteous, acquittal
... Phonetic Spelling: (dik-ah'-yo-sis) Short Definition: acquittal, justification
Definition: acquittal, justifying, justification, a process of absolution. ...
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Library

Absolution.
... SERMONS. V. ABSOLUTION. Preached June 2, 1850. ABSOLUTION. "And the
Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/robertson/sermons preached at brighton/v absolution.htm

Confession and Absolution
... Confession and Absolution. A Sermon ... II. Having thus briefly described this confession,
I come more briefly still to notice the ABSOLUTION which God gave. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/confession and absolution.htm

Absolution Libera Me Domine
... ABSOLUTION Libera me Domine. Libera me Domine Responsorium. First Mode. Libera
me, Domine, de morte aeterna, in die illa tremenda: Quando ...
/.../the st gregory hymnal and catholic choir book/absolution libera me domine.htm

Of Absolution from Excommunication (Three Articles)
... OF ABSOLUTION FROM EXCOMMUNICATION (THREE ARTICLES). We must now consider absolution
from excommunication: under which head there are three points of inquiry: ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/of absolution from excommunication three.htm

Whether a Priest Can Remit Sin as to the Punishment?
... But after the priest's absolution the penitent is still obliged to undergo
temporal punishment either in Purgatory or in this world. ...
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Whether a Penitent, at the Point of Death, Can be Absolved by any ...
... For absolution requires jurisdiction, as stated above [4847](A[5]). Now a priest
does not acquire jurisdiction over a man who repents at the point of death. ...
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Article vi: of Confession and Satisfaction.
... For we also retain confession, especially on account of the absolution, as being
the word of God which, by divine authority, the power of the keys pronounces ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 16 article vi of.htm

Whether the Form of this Sacrament Is: "I Absolve Thee"?
... is it in common use; in fact in certain absolutions which are given publicly in
church (eg at Prime and Compline and on Maundy Thursday), absolution is given ...
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Fifth Sunday in Lent
... In the Old Covenant, the priest with his sacrifices and sprinklings of blood effected
merely as it were an external absolution, or pardon, corresponding to the ...
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The Vengeance of Rome
... knowing that the Pope's ban was upon them, there were now many who passed away
peacefully and joyfully, in spite of it, without confession or absolution. ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xxxv the vengeance of.htm

Thesaurus
Absolution
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABSOLUTION. ... The absolution differs from the
general promise of the gospel by individualizing the promise. ...
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Sins (351 Occurrences)
... Remission also is used of offenses against God's law; forgiveness, against either
divine or human law. See ABSOLUTION; FORGIVENESS. HE Jacobs. RETENTION OF SINS ...
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Retention
... its place in connection with all preaching of the gospel, since the offers of grace
are conditional, it is especially exercised, like the absolution, in the ...
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Confession (22 Occurrences)
... of one's faith. 3. (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in
order to obtain sacramental absolution. 4. (n.) A formulary ...
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Absolutely (6 Occurrences)

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Keys (2 Occurrences)
... between the general authority of the keys in all affairs of the church and religion,
and the binding and loosing which they specifically apply to absolution. ...
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Power (862 Occurrences)
... between the general authority of the keys in all affairs of the church and religion,
and the binding and loosing which they specifically apply to absolution. ...
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Forgiveness (124 Occurrences)
... The forgiveness here implied is not the pronouncing of absolution for the sins of
individuals, but the determination of courses of conduct and worship which ...
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Indulgence (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Remission of the temporal punishment due to sins, after the guilt of sin
has been remitted by sincere repentance; absolution from the censures and ...
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Remission (18 Occurrences)
... Remission also is used of offenses against God's law; forgiveness, against either
divine or human law. See ABSOLUTION; FORGIVENESS. HE Jacobs. ...
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