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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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WORDS OF ABSOLUTION

The essential words pronounced by a priest when he absolves a penitent in the sacrament of penance, namely, "I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

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