English to English
1. grant remission of a sin to
The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's
2. let off the hook
I absolve you from this responsibility
3. To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.