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  • FORGIVENESS — FORGIVENESS, the act of absolving or pardoning; the state of being pardoned. In the Bible The biblical concept of forgiveness presumes, in its oldest strata, that sin is a malefic force that adheres to the sinner and that forgiveness is the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Forgiveness — doesn t mean that you deny the other person s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Depending on the degree and circumstance of the offense, (typically,… …   Wikipedia

  • Forgiveness — For*give ness, n. [AS. forgifnes.] 1. The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries. [1913 Webster] To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses. Dan. ix. 9. [1913 Webster] In whom we have …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forgiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Forgiveness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 forgiveness forgiveness pardon condonation grace remission absolution amnesty oblivion Sgm: N 1 indulgence indulgence Sgm: N 1 reprieve reprieve …   English dictionary for students

  • forgiveness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Granting of pardon Nouns forgiveness, pardon, condonation, grace, remission, absolution, amnesty, oblivion; indulgence; reprieve; excuse, exoneration, exculpation (see acquittal); conciliation,… …   English dictionary for students

  • forgiveness — noun (U) the act of forgiving someone : ask for/beg for forgiveness (=ask someone to forgive you) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Act of grace — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forgiveness — noun Date: before 12th century the act of forgiving …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forgiveness — /feuhr giv nis/, n. 1. act of forgiving; state of being forgiven. 2. disposition or willingness to forgive. [bef. 900; ME forgifenesse, OE forgifennys. See FORGIVE, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Forgiveness of sin —    One of the constituent parts of justification. In pardoning sin, God absolves the sinner from the condemnation of the law, and that on account of the work of Christ, i.e., he removes the guilt of sin, or the sinner s actual liability to… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • forgiveness — for•give•ness [[t]fərˈgɪv nɪs[/t]] n. 1) the act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven; pardon 2) willingness to forgive • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

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