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Third person singular
- (transitive) To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
- You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.
- 1855, Thomas Babington Macaulay, The History of England from the Accession of James II, volume III,
- Halifax was absolved by a majority of fourteen.
- (transitive) To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, sin or guilt.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.
- 1782, Edward Gibbon, History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire, volume VI,
- In his name I absolve your perjury and sanctify your arms.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To finish; to accomplish.
- (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To resolve or explain.
- We shall not absolve the doubt.
- (set free): excuse, exempt, free, release
- (pronounce free or give absolution): acquit, exculpate, exonerate, pardon, remit, vindicate
- (theology: to pronounce free or give absolution from sin): remit
pronounce free or give absolution
theology: pronounce free or give absolution from sin
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