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absolve

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  • ~ sb: (fml esp law) clear sb (of guilt); declare sb free (from blame, a promise, a duty, etc) [Barron]
  • to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt [Taisha]
  • pardon (an offense) [Nandigam]

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