absolve from guilt

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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. I know you feel horrible, but you did cheat on her, Jack. And as much as you want to be absolved of guilt, she has no obligation to do that. I know you're sorry. You've been absolved from guilt, son.
See also: absolve, guilt

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. I know you feel horrible, but you did cheat on her, Jack. And as much as you want to be absolved from guilt, she has no obligation to do that. I know you're sorry. You've been absolved from guilt, son.
See also: absolve, guilt
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However, it seems that madness did not absolve from guilt, but simply reduced liability and then not altogether.