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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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I'm not suggesting absolving the criminals nor forgoing the administration of justice.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that "only priests who have received the faculty of absolving from the authority of the Church can forgive sins in the name of Christ" (#1495).
The study absolving salt was financed by the Campbell Institute for Research and Technology.
The first, absolving German safety technology suppliers of all liability should accidents occur in Russia, was signed by Germany's Environment Minister Angela Merkel.
He was handed a form letter absolving the airline, Southwest, of any responsibility for this search.
Reavis falters on this point somewhat, coming perilously close to absolving Koresh.
Wilson is careful to point out that it is not absolving the treating physician from responsibility to challenge an adverse review decision that the physician believes is medically wrong.
The board CEO Daniel Yumbya told the Parliamentary Health Committee the report released last week absolving the doctors was "simply preliminary".
Poe pointed out that instead of absolving the respondents, Acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan's claims that Adorco's statements were 'self-serving and contradictory should have prompted them to use the entire machinery of the State's prosecution arm to gather more testimonial and object evidence, rather than lazily relying on this single witness.'
On Nov 8, 2017, syndicate member Zafar Yasin observed that the law did not permit the VC to exercise special powers to reverse the decision of the syndicate.The VC, exercising the same powers, absolving Mr Chaudhry from the additional charge of the controller and appointing Sohaib Rashid on his place on Jan 12.