The act or an instance of forgiving
of England received absolution for the murder of Thomas Becket.
Penance accompanied by the judicial absolution of the priest makes a true sacrament.
Confession and absolution, strictly enforced, give great power to the priesthood.
(3) It became the custom to give the absolution to penitents immediately after their confession and before the penance was performed.
Savonarola reluctantly came, and offered absolution upon three conditions.