For*give"ness, n. [AS. forgifnes.]
The act of forgiving; the state of being forgiven; as, the forgiveness of sin or of injuries.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses.
Dan. ix. 9.
In whom we have . . . the forgiveness of sin.
Eph. i. 7.
Disposition to pardon; willingness to forgive.
If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
Ps. cxxx. 3, 4.
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