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absolution
American English: /ˌæbsəˈl(j)uʃ(ə)n/
British English: /absəˈluːʃ(ə)n/

Translation of absolution in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • to grant (the) absolution
    Example sentences
    • After all, a priest doesn't provide absolution for sins about to be committed.
    • In time the French Crusaders received papal absolution for their part in the business at Zara, but the Venetians did not.
    • The Friar gives absolution for sins in exchange for money and flirts with the prettiest wives.

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