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ab-solvō solvī, solūtus, ere.—Fig.,

to set free, release, discharge: a Fannio iudicio se absolvere, to avoid the suit of Fannius: donec se caede hostis absolvat, i. e. from disgrace, by killing, etc., Ta.— Esp., judicially, to acquit, declare innocent, absolve: causā cognitā possunt multi absolvi: pecuniam ob absolvendum accipere, for an acquittal: nemo absolvit, voted to acquit: honeste absolvi, to be acquitted without bribery: alqm comitiis: iudicio absolvi: alqm maiestatis, on a capital charge: te improbitatis: culpae, O.: ambitu: regni suspicione consulem, from suspicion of aspiring to the throne, L.: de praevaricatione absolutus: cedo invidiae, dummodo absolvar cinis, i. e. provided my integrity be recognized after death, Ph.: hominem Veneri absolvit, sibi condemnat, absolves him from obligation to Venus. — To pay off, satisfy, pay: hunc, T.—To complete, bring to an end: de Catilinae coniuratione paucis absolvam, S. — In gen., to complete, finish, bring to an end: tectum: opera, Cs.

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