/əbˈzɒlv / (say uhb'zolv)

verb (t) (absolved, absolving)
1. (sometimes followed by from) to free from the consequences or penalties of actions: to absolve one from blame.
2. (sometimes followed by from) to set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility: absolved from his oath.
3. Ecclesiastical
a. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to.
b. to remit (sin).
{Latin absolvere loosen from}
absolvable, adjective
absolvent, adjective, noun
absolver, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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