Absolve, to remit (a sin), to pardon (a sinner): “the willingest sin I ever yet committed may be --d in English,” H8 III, 1, 50. “--d him with an axe,” III, 2, 264. “to make confession and to be --d,” Rom. III, 5, 233.
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
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