- To free from guilt or blame or their consequences
- To cease to feel resentment against
- To set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility
I like to look up words that I've always assumed I understood the meaning. When I thought about forgiveness being good for health, I was motivated to look it up and see what the core elements of forgiveness were. Here is what dictionary.com said. It's a combination of "forgive" and "absolve", since absolve was used to define forgive.