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ABSOLUTION FROM CENSURE
Removal of an ecclesiastical penalty by one who is authorized to do so . The absolution can be in the internal (private) forum only, or also in the external (public) forum, depending on whether scandal would be given if a person were privately absolved and yet publicly considered unrepentant.
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