[Ads-l] "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Sun Sep 20 00:07:58 UTC 2015


My sense was "absolved of doing nothing" is equivalent to "convicted."
Dave
-----Original Message----- 
From: Joel Berson
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 8:17 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

What are the possible sentences for "being convicted of having done nothing 
wrong"?

:-)Joel

      From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 11:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

Or, a convoluted way to say "convicted."
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Joel Berson
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 11:27 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: "be absolved of" = "be confirmed or proved of"

Chicago Blackhaws star Patrick Kane, an accused sexual assaultist, has
apologized -- not to his (alleged) victim, because "he has too much respect
for the legal process", but to his family, teammates, "this incredible
organization and, of course, our fans."

He adds, "I am confident once all the facts are brought to light I will be
absolved of having done nothing wrong."

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