absolve (one) from (something)

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absolve (one) from (something)

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends."