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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·so·lu·tion /ˌæbsəˈluʃən/ 名詞
 免罪, 赦免, 懺悔式

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·so·lu·tion n.
 1. An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense. “Government . . . granting absolution to the nation.”
 2. Civil Law An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent. [Obs.]
 3. R. C. Ch. The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
 Note:In the English and other Protestant churches, this act regarded as simply declaratory, not as imparting forgiveness.
 4. Eccl. An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
 5. The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
 6. Delivery, in speech. [Obs.]
 Absolution day R. C. Ch., Tuesday before Easter.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the
           sacrament of penance
      2: the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as
         pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance [syn: remission,
          remittal, remission of sin]