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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"Likewise, when someone comes down with an illness due to mal-temperament, the doctor should advise them to abstain from eating the food that makes them sick in the first place, and then start consuming food and drinks which help restore health." "There are reasons, considering each person's state of health, which might excuse one from fasting," added Akbar.
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. From these focus groups, it is difficult to define any concrete limits for actions that might be excused.
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." Dulles writes that these traditional affirmations were seen by the Council Fathers -- rightly, he believes -- as matters of faith.