CONSOLATION, n. L. See Console.
1. Comfort; alleviation of misery, or distress of mind; refreshment of mind or spirits; a comparative degree of happiness in distress or misfortune, springing from any circumstance that abates the evil, or supports and strengthens the mind, as hope, joy, courage and the like.
Against such cruelties, with inward consolations recompensd.
We have great joy and consolation in thy love. Philemon 7.
2. That which comforts, or refreshes the spirits; the cause of comfort; as the consolation of Israel. Luke 2.