Adam's heinous actions in 2009 included taking over Newman Enterprises and firing his siblings, gas lighting Ashley Abbott Newman, his stepmother and conspiring with Jack Abbott to frame Victor for murder.
When Cecil openly questions his king, the monarch strips him of his command and asks him to commit an act so heinous that it ultimately sends the knight on his own personal quest for redemption.
But it did not stop the heinous acts he's committing.
When the sins confessed were very heinous the satisfactions were correspondingly severe and sometimes lasted over many years.
The general charges, which they endeavoured to substantiate by forged letters, need not count for much, and in many cases they only exaggerated what, if true, was not so heinous as they suggested.