ab·solve (əb-zŏlv, -sŏlv)
tr.v. ab·solved, ab·solv·ing, ab·solves
1. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
2. To relieve of a requirement or obligation.
a. To grant a remission of sin to.
b. To pardon or remit (a sin).
[Middle English absolven, from Latin absolvere; see ABSOLUTE.]
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