Forgiveness

Definition of Forgiveness

For`give´ness
n.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.

Related Words

Lethe, absentmindedness, absolution, acquittal, acquittance, allowance, amnesty, benevolence, clearance, clearing, clemency, commiseration, compassion, compurgation, condolence, decay of memory, destigmatization, destigmatizing, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, exculpation, excuse, exoneration, favor, feeling, forbearance, forgetfulness, forgetting, grace, hazy recollection, heedlessness, humanity, indulgence, kindness, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, mitigation, nepenthe, nirvana, obliteration, oblivion, obliviousness, pardon, pathos, pity, purgation, purging, quarter, quietus, quittance, release, relief, remission, reprieve, ruth, self-pity, short memory, shrift, sympathy, tolerance, unmindfulness, verdict of acquittal, vindication, waters of oblivion
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