absolve (one) from

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
Well, sir," answered Benjamin, "I am that Partridge; but I here absolve you from all filial duty, for I do assure you, you are no son of mine.
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.