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From absolvō (detach; finish; absolve, acquit), from ab (from, away from) + solvō (release, loosen, dissolve, take apart).



absolūtiō f (genitive absolūtiōnis); third declension

  1. (law) an acquittal, absolving
  2. completion, perfection, consummation; completeness


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative absolūtiō absolūtiōnēs
genitive absolūtiōnis absolūtiōnum
dative absolūtiōnī absolūtiōnibus
accusative absolūtiōnem absolūtiōnēs
ablative absolūtiōne absolūtiōnibus
vocative absolūtiō absolūtiōnēs

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  • absolutio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • absolutio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “absolutio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • absolutio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • ideal perfection: absolutio et perfectio (not summa perfectio)
  • absolutio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • absolutio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • absolutio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin