Adjective "Absolving" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Absolving


    Definition:

    1. to free from guilt or blame or their consequences: The court absolved her of guilt in his death.

    2. to set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility (usually followed by from): to be absolved from one's oath.

    3. to grant pardon for.

    4. Ecclesiastical. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to. to remit (a sin) by absolution. to declare (censure, as excommunication) removed.

    Origin:
    absolve

    Examples:

    "scoundrels can be absolving."