What does the word forgiveness mean?

Usage examples for forgiveness

  1. I want no forgiveness. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. She looked at a man who had become almost a stranger and nodded- forgiveness. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. I didn't come to bring forgiveness, if that is what you mean. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart