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nounCivil Law Scottish Law
A decree or decision of a court in favour of a defendant in an action. Also as postpositive. In later use only in decree of absolvitor.
Mid 16th century. From classical Latin absolvitor ‘let him (her) be absolved’, 3rd person singular imperative passive of absolvere.
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