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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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absolve (one) of (something)

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 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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Por esto, no se puede asimilar la figura del Juez penal a la de un Juez de condena, debiendose garantizar en todo caso, los derechos de los ciudadanos sometidos a las miserias del proceso penal--utilizando los terminos de Carnelutti--, quien en esta noble labor de administrar justicia debe ceder ante los prejuicios personales y las presiones sociales, prevalido de una vision garantista, que en terminos de Voltaire se traducen perfectamente en la siguiente frase: "Es mejor exponerse a absolver a un hombre culpable que condenar a un inocente".
Ya desde el comienzo, un largo plano secuencia que va describiendo la sala del jurado con una camara que sigue al policia que prepara la mesa de deliberaciones le sirve al realizador para que se pueda oir la voz en off del juez que explica las normas por las que se va a regir el jurado que tiene que absolver o condenar a un supuesto homicida.
Por lo anterior, aqui se presenta el producto de una investigacion que busca describir el proceso teorico que ha tenido que desarrollar el Consejo de Estado a traves de su Seccion Tercera, para justificar la necesidad de una relacion de causalidad en los casos en que deba absolver o condenar a la Administracion por la prestacion de servicios medicos.
En politica, la logica es otra; no se trata de absolver o condenar a un delincuente, no tiene que ver con el manejo del inciso; es el esfuerzo por dotar a la multitud de un horizonte programatico, etico, que le da sentido a la vida colectiva.
(5) Para Wendy Faris, el lector desempena el papel del sacerdote porque, a fin de cuentas, le toca condenar o absolver al protagonista (59).