He can absolve them completely, or let them go due to insufficient evidence, which is not the same as finding them not guilty.
Many were just eager to forget, absolve, or overlook serious accusations, simply because doing so would be hugely convenient.
Yet the essay does not absolve the Left from paranoid thinking.
On the one hand, he is trying to absolve Skyler of his sins.
Social media, Sharif emphasized, has been an indispensable tool for Saudi women “to absolve the gender apartheid.”
"I come to confess and to absolve thee," answered the Grand Master.
Were I to be queen of the universe, that dignity should not absolve me from my duty to you and to my father.
Poor creatures come to you and confess their sins, and you absolve them, or order them to do penances?
There is no suggestion here that religion will absolve any man from bearing burdens.
He then entered for a year as a sharpshooter of the Guards, to absolve his obligation to military service.