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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 (one) from

To declare that someone is free from blame or responsibility for something. The evidence that the defense attorney presented in court convinced the jury to absolve his client from the crime. I know you're sorry. I absolve you from your guilt, son.
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absolve (one) of

To declare that someone is free from blame or responsibility for something. Once Betty saw the security footage of a different employee stealing money from the cash register, she absolved Jacob of the crime. I know you're sorry. I absolve you of your guilt, son.
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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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What I heard is they will pay P200 million to each senator who will vote to absolve Sereno.
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Our elected Government have no right to absolve themselves from making this decision, which is theirs and theirs alone.
Leila de Lima and absolve her of drug-related charges.
In a reflective interview, years later, she did not absolve herself and other blacks of her generation of blame for failing to pass on the torch.
During the distraction of a mule kicking a cursing bandit, Holbein said swiftly and quietly, "I absolve you from all your sins in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Berger's catalogue essay is eloquent in its defense of an art dedicated to expressions of the self, and the ability of that art not only to have an impact but to make a difference in a culture overburdened with indifference and discrimination, and armed with defenses to absolve itself of any Complicity in the politics of exclusion.
The ruling, if upheld, would absolve the State from any financial obligation for costs previously incurred by US Ecology to develop the project.
April 29: Feast of the Youngest of 25 Children Who Could Neither Read nor Write but Sure Could Dictate and Who Was Such a Dynamo That the Pope Gave Her the Power to Absolve Sins (Catherine of Siena).
However, even assuming that a landlord could contract away its duty to paint every three years, this does not absolve the landlord from the legal duty to abate a lead-based paint condition.
Despite his public pronouncements, President Rodrigo Duterte gave no orders to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to either absolve or penalize Superintendent Marvin Marcos, the police chief told a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
SharePlex has been designed with replication functionality in order to nearly absolve this challenge by eliminating the risks and significant costs that would otherwise be associated with traditional migrations.
Washburn also made sure to absolve reliever Brendan Donnelly of any blame for his injury.
FERC will issue a final ruling that could absolve El Paso of wrongdoing, or assign penalties of uncertain, though potentially substantial, amounts; the timing of that ruling is uncertain.