(Politics, law) The restoration of credibility to a government by the purging of perpetrators of crimes committed under an earlier regime.
A development; improvement; elaboration
The act by which something is laved or washed.
The liquid used to wash something.
(Psychology) A technique used to relieve tension and anxiety by bringing repressed feelings and fears to consciousness.
The payment of an obligation, as a government's payment of the value of its bonds.
The act by which somebody is pardoned.
Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
A contaminating or being contaminated
The definition of atonement is setting the example of being one with God, or a sacrificial act of dying for humankind sins, or the righting of a wrong.
A religious rite considered a sacrament by most Christian groups, marked by the symbolic application of water to the head or immersion of the body into water and resulting in admission of the recipient into the community of Christians.
The process of removing dirt, toxins etc.
(Chemistry, chemical engineering) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
A new or second birth, as through reincarnation or spiritual regeneration
(Religion) The process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell).
An adulterating or being adulterated
Removal of dirt.
The life or condition of a person in a religious order:
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