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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


From Latin absolūtōrius, from absolvō ("absolve"). (Wiktionary)



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