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1‘the fact that a criminal offence occurred a long time ago does not absolve the wrongdoer from guilt’
exonerate, discharge, acquit, exculpate, vindicate
release, relieve, liberate, free, deliver, clear, spare, exempt
informal let off
2‘I absolve you from all your sins’
forgive, pardon, excuse, give amnesty to, give dispensation to, give indulgence to
reprieve, have mercy on, show mercy to
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