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Used when a person or group is officially released from legal liability or charges. SlideAfter the investigation, the CEO was absolved of all financial misconduct.
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Often used in active voice, indicating the authority doing the absolving. SlideThe committee absolved the scientist of any ethical violations.
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Absolution requires a decision or action; one isn't absolved without an external judgement. SlideThe evidence presented during the trial led to her being absolved.