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forgiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  To  the  Lord  our  God  belong  mercies  and 
  forgivenesses.  --Dan.  ix  9. 
 
  In  whom  we  have  .  .  .  the  forgiveness  of  sin.  --Eph. 
  i.  7. 
 
  2.  Disposition  to  pardon;  willingness  to  forgive. 
 
  If  thou,  Lord,  shouldest  mark  iniquities,  O  Lord, 
  who  shall  stand?  But  there  is  forgiveness  with  thee, 
  that  thou  mayest  be  feared.  --Ps.  cxxx.  3, 
  4. 
 
  Syn: 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forgiveness 
  n  1:  compassionate  feelings  that  support  a  willingness  to  forgive 
  2:  the  act  of  excusing  a  mistake  or  offense  [syn:  {pardon}] 




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