general absolution


Absolution from censures and the breaking of rules, with the granting of a plenary indulgence, which is given on fixed days by a pontifical privilege to the members of certain pious societies or confraternities. Given simultaneously without a confession of sin, where such confession is practically impossible, for instance, in the case of soldiers about to advance under fire, or in case of sudden disaster; there remains, however, an obligation on the part of the persons so absolved to mention their sins when they next make confession.

MLA Citation

  • “general absolution”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2012. Web. 6 March 2021. <>