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ἀπολύω loose from, τί τινος Od.: to undo, id=Od. set free from, release or relieve from, τινὰ τῆς φρουρῆς, τῆς ἐπιμελείας Hdt., Xen.; τι ἀπό τινος Plat.:—Pass. to be set free from, Thuc. legal sense, ἄπ. τῆς αἰτίης to acquit of the charge, Hdt., Xen.:—c. inf., ἀπ. τινὰ μὴ φῶρα εἶναι to acquit one of being a thief, Hdt.: then absol. to acquit, Ar. let go free on receipt of ransom, hold to ransom, Il.:—Mid. to ransom, redeem, χρυσοῦ by payment of gold, id=Il. discharge or disband an army, Xen.:—generally, to dismiss, Ar. divorce a wife, NTest.
B.Mid. to redeem, v. supr. II. do away with charges against one, Lat. diluere, Thuc., Plat.:— absol., ἀπολυόμενος in defence, Hdt. Pass. (c. II), to depart, Soph.
C.Pass. to be released, let off, τῆς στρατηΐης from military service, Hdt.; τῆς ἀρχῆς ἀπολυθῆναι to be freed from their rule, Thuc.:—absol. to be acquitted, discharged, id=Thuc., Plat.
II.of combatants, to be separated, part, Thuc. depart, Soph.

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