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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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De Lima on Tuesday said the judiciary has been performing 'miracles' in absolving influential persons from criminal charges under President Rodrigo Duterte's regime.
More excited than horrified, she spends the rest of the movie trying to reconcile her erotic feelings with her Catholic idealism - and trying to convince the handsome, if pervy, doc that she has ways of absolving his guilt, too.
The company has requested a permanent injunction barring condemnation or, in the alternative, a declaratory judgment absolving Carpenter from any remediation costs caused by the Port Authority's development efforts.
10, records show, the county tax collector sent the couple a tax clearance certificate absolving them of any property taxes through the end of fiscal year 1999-2000, or June 30, 2000 - a month after they sold their home.
In the Comments filed today, Cable & Wireless USA argued the rules absolving consumers of the first 30 days of charges based solely on a slamming complaint is unfair to carriers and will result in widespread fraud.
which offers a 10 percent discount on homeowners insurance for policyholders who sign waivers absolving the company of liability for dog bites.
This neat theory, beyond insulting Valleyites, performs the nifty trick of absolving Villaraigosa and his supporters from any responsibility for even bringing up one of the most important public policy issues affecting L.
One Caltrans official, however, said residents of five of the homes signed waivers absolving the state of liability if the hill should collapse when they are home.