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Definition

The formal declaration of God's forgiveness, pronounced by a priest. (Liturgy Holy Communion:Absolution)

Modern
May the Father of all mercies cleanse you from your sins, and restore you in his image to the praise and glory of his name through Jesus Christ our Lord. (All ) Amen.(Common Worship)
Traditional
ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.(Book of Common Prayer)
The Bible describes God as the unique supreme being, creator and ruler of the universe.
1. The action of forgiving; pardon of a fault, remission of a debt. 2. Being freed from the burden of guilt, after committing a sin or crime, through being pardoned by the one hurt or offended.