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- adj. Serving to absolve; absolving; giving absolution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to absolve; absolving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving absolution; capable of absolving: as, “an absolutory sentence,” Ayliffe, Parergon.
And at last, when Antistius pronounced the absolutory sentence of the judges, the people, as if it had been upon a signal given, made the acclamation used according to ancient custom, at marriages, Talasio.
(See "How to Use the Book," page vii) 1 abdomen absolutory abstemious accent _n.
A definitive sentence is absolutory, if it acquits the accused; condemnatory, if it declares him guilty; declaratory, if it assert that the accused committed a crime, the penalty of which is incurred ipso facto.
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