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synninpäästö

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Etymology

  • synnin (sin) (genitive singular form) and päästö (relief).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: syn‧nin‧pääs‧tö
  • IPA: ['synːimˌpæːstø]

Noun

synninpäästö (stem synninpääst-*)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Absolution (christian forgiveness of a sin, in general; in Roman Catholic Church, the exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which the sins of the truly penitent are believed to be forgiven).
  2. (figuratively) Forgiveness of an offense.

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