excuse (one) from (something)

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excuse (one) from (something)

To allow one's absence from something. I have a doctor's note that excuses me from class yesterday.
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excuse someone from something

to permit a person not to do something; to exempt someone from something. Please excuse me from attending the meeting. I must excuse myself from the discussion.
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For example, correctional chaplaincy doesn't necessarily excuse one from workplace chestnuts like meetings, administrative duties or even cleaning.
There were also discussions about the limits regarding the types of behavior that alcohol can excuse one from.
Sure, there's always more one can learn about any subject, but that doesn't excuse one from at least taking a surface look and The Tools & Techniques of Practice Management goes well beneath the surface.
Only inculpable ignorance can excuse one from these obligations.