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The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
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  1. The act of absolving or the state of being absolved.
  2. The formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance.
  3. Remission (of sin or penalty for it); specif., in some churches, remission given by a priest in the sacrament of penance
(Theol.) The unmerited love and favor of God toward human beings
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  1. (Theol.) The unmerited love and favor of God toward human beings
  2. Mercy; clemency.
  3. An excellence or power granted by God.
The act or an instance of remitting
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  1. The act or an instance of remitting
  2. Forgiveness; pardon.
  3. Forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes
A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
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  1. A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
  2. A general pardon granted by a government:
  3. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty.
The quality or condition of being lenient
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  1. The quality or condition of being lenient
  2. Lenient treatment, as in disciplining or sentencing
  3. A lenient act.
The grant by the president or by the governor of a state of an amnesty, pardon, or reprieve or of a commutation of a criminal sentence.
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  1. The grant by the president or by the governor of a state of an amnesty, pardon, or reprieve or of a commutation of a criminal sentence.
  2. A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy.
  3. A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
  2. An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve.
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  1. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve.
  2. A discharging or being discharged
  3. A flowing out or pouring forth; emission; secretion:
A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
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  1. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
  2. (Informal) An inferior example:
  3. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
  1. Restraint under provocation.
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
The action of bringing peace and harmony; the action of ending strife.
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  1. The action of bringing peace and harmony; the action of ending strife.
  2. (Law) A form of alternative dispute resolution, similar but less formal than mediation, in which the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party, who helps lower tensions, improve communications and explore possible solutions.
  3. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a third party, who is usually but not necessarily neutral, meets with the parties and assists them to find a way to settle their dispute. See also arbitration, mediation, and summary proceeding.
Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
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  1. Postponement of a penalty, esp. that of death; also, a warrant ordering this
  2. A court order or other official notification preventing or suspending a scheduled or expected punishment.
  3. A temporary suspension of a criminal sentence (usually the death penalty) for a certain period of time, usually for the purpose of examining new information or permitting an appeal to take place. A reprieve cannot prevent the ultimate carrying out of the judgment. See also clemency, commutation, pardon, and executive clemency. A temporary suspension of a criminal sentence (usually the death penalty) for a certain period of time, usually for the purpose of examining new information or permitting an appeal to take place. A reprieve cannot prevent the ultimate carrying out of the judgment. See also clemency, commutation, pardon, and executive clemency.
The state of being found or proved not guilty.
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  1. The state of being found or proved not guilty.
  2. In contract law, the release or discharge from a debt or other contractual obligation.
  3. An acquitting; discharge (of duty, obligation, etc.)
(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
  2. An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
(Roman Catholic Church) The remission of punishment still due, especially in purgatory, for a sin that has been sacramentally absolved.
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  1. (Roman Catholic Church) The remission of punishment still due, especially in purgatory, for a sin that has been sacramentally absolved.
  2. An extension of time for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty.
  3. (R.C.Ch.) A partial or complete remission, under conditions specified by the Church, of divine temporal punishment that may otherwise still be due for sin committed but forgiven
A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
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  1. A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
  2. A general pardon granted by a government:
  3. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty.
A device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
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  1. A device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
  2. (--- Sports) The action of throwing a ball or propelling a puck:
  3. A document authorizing release, as from an obligation, from prison, etc.
A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
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  1. A substance or material that is released, emitted, or excreted, especially from the body.
  2. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve.
  3. (Electricity) Release of stored energy in a capacitor by the flow of current between its terminals.
To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
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  1. To free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
  2. To relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
  3. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate. To clear of guilt or responsibility, particularly to establish the innocence of a prisoner on death row. See also exculpate.
To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
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  1. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  2. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. To remove the occupants of:
To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
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  1. To free from guilt or suspicion; for example, when evidence proves that a suspect is innocent of a crime.
  2. To give religious absolution to
  3. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
To let slacken; decrease
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  1. To let slacken; decrease
  2. To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
  3. To send (money) in payment
To give temporary relief to, as from trouble or pain
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  1. To give temporary relief to, as from trouble or pain
  2. To bring relief to:
  3. To prevent the imposition of a scheduled or expected punishment, especially temporarily.
In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
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  1. In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
  2. To clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him or her not guilty; exonerate
  3. (Reflexive) To clear one’s self.
To release from slavery, oppression, enemy occupation, etc.
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  1. To release from slavery, oppression, enemy occupation, etc.
  2. (Slang) To obtain by illegal or stealthy action:
  3. (Chemistry) To release (a gas, for example) from combination.
(Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
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  1. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  2. To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
  3. To clear the record of the loan of (a returned library book).
(Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
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  1. (Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
  2. To stretch (a spring, etc.) beyond the point where it will spring back fully
  3. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
To supply good or lawful grounds for; warrant
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  1. To supply good or lawful grounds for; warrant
  2. (Law) To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
  3. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
To explain (a fault or offense) in the hope of being forgiven or understood; try to justify:
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  1. To explain (a fault or offense) in the hope of being forgiven or understood; try to justify:
  2. To try to minimize or pardon (a fault); apologize or give reasons for
  3. To serve as justification for:
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
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  1. To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
  2. To forgive, pardon, or overlook (an offense)
To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
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  1. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
  2. To fail to notice or consider; miss:
  3. To fail to notice; to look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking.
To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
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  1. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another. To clear of suspicion; to determine the innocence of another.
  2. To free from blame; declare or prove guiltless
  3. To clear of guilt or blame.
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
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  1. To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
  2. To forgive, pardon, or overlook (an offense)
To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
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  1. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  2. To serve as justification for:
  3. To give permission to leave; release:
To show forgiveness; be inclined to forgive
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  1. To show forgiveness; be inclined to forgive
  2. To relent in being angry or in wishing to exact punishment for (an offense or fault).
  3. To give up resentment against or stop wanting to punish (someone) for an offense or fault; pardon.
(Obs.) To give up; surrender
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  1. (Obs.) To give up; surrender
  2. To forgive or pardon (sins, offenses, etc.)
  3. To let slacken; decrease
The statement of such remission
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  1. The statement of such remission
  2. The formal remission of sin imparted by a priest, as in the sacrament of penance.
  3. Remission (of sin or penalty for it); specif., in some churches, remission given by a priest in the sacrament of penance
A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
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  1. A pardon, esp. for political offenses against a government
  2. A general pardon granted by a government:
  3. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty. A pardon for past criminal offenses for a class or group of individuals who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted. Amnesty may be limited or conditional. For example, amnesty may be offered only to those who perform a certain act, such as community service, within a specific period of time. Also referred to as grant of amnesty.
In family law, an act (especially participation in sexual relations) indicating forgiveness by one spouse of the other spouse’s improper conduct (such as adultery) when that wrongful conduct is a potential ground for divorce. In some states, condonation is an affirmative defense in a divorce action if the act asserted as grounds for the divorce is the act that was condoned, the act was not repeated after the condonation, and the spouse who acted wrongfully does not deny conjugal rights to the other spouse. See also connivance.
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  1. In family law, an act (especially participation in sexual relations) indicating forgiveness by one spouse of the other spouse’s improper conduct (such as adultery) when that wrongful conduct is a potential ground for divorce. In some states, condonation is an affirmative defense in a divorce action if the act asserted as grounds for the divorce is the act that was condoned, the act was not repeated after the condonation, and the spouse who acted wrongfully does not deny conjugal rights to the other spouse. See also connivance.
  2. The forgiveness, purposeful disregard, or tacit approval by a victim of another’s illegal or objectionable act, especially by treating the other person as if nothing happened.
  3. The forgiveness of matrimonial infidelity
(Informal) An inferior example:
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  1. (Informal) An inferior example:
  2. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
  3. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
  1. Readiness to forgive.
  2. Inclination to forgive or pardon
  3. A forgiving or being forgiven; pardon
A condition or period in which something is remitted.
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  1. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
  2. Forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes
  3. Forgiveness; pardon.
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