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absolve from guilt

To consider innocent, clear of all suspicion, or pardon from any cause of guilt. The knights of the crusades committed many atrocities in their campaign, but they were absolved from guilt by the heads of the church.
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absolved from guilt

Considered innocent, cleared of all suspicion, or pardoned from any cause of guilt. The knights of the crusades committed many atrocities in their campaign, but they were regarded as absolved from guilt because of their religious patronage.
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absolve someone from something

 and absolve someone of something
to prove that an accused person is innocent of something; to demonstrate that someone is not responsible for something. Bob attempted to absolve himself of the crime.
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Reavis falters on this point somewhat, coming perilously close to absolving Koresh.
Wilson is careful to point out that it is not absolving the treating physician from responsibility to challenge an adverse review decision that the physician believes is medically wrong.
The Court noted that Kadisha took advantage of the widow's lack of financial and legal sophistication, and her limited understanding of English, to compel her to sign documents against her interests, including alleged amendments absolving Kadisha of his responsibilities as a trustee, and giving him total control of Uzyel's assets.
More excited than horrified, she spends the rest of the movie trying to reconcile her erotic feelings with her Catholic idealism - and trying to convince the handsome, if pervy, doc that she has ways of absolving his guilt, too.
The company has requested a permanent injunction barring condemnation or, in the alternative, a declaratory judgment absolving Carpenter from any remediation costs caused by the Port Authority's development efforts.
10, records show, the county tax collector sent the couple a tax clearance certificate absolving them of any property taxes through the end of fiscal year 1999-2000, or June 30, 2000 - a month after they sold their home.
In the Comments filed today, Cable & Wireless USA argued the rules absolving consumers of the first 30 days of charges based solely on a slamming complaint is unfair to carriers and will result in widespread fraud.
which offers a 10 percent discount on homeowners insurance for policyholders who sign waivers absolving the company of liability for dog bites.