forgiveness

[ fer-giv-nis ]
/ fərˈgɪv nɪs /

noun

act of forgiving; state of being forgiven.
disposition or willingness to forgive.

Origin of forgiveness

before 900; Middle English forgifenesse, Old English forgifennys. See forgive, -ness

Related forms

pre·for·give·ness, noun
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forgiveness

/ (fəˈɡɪvnɪs) /

noun

the act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven
willingness to forgive

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