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

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sun Sep 20 21:24:06 UTC 2015

The phrase in question looks like a blend from:
1) "...I will be absolved of having done anything wrong" (or: "of all wrong-doing"); plus
2) "...I will be vindicated as having done nothing wrong."
Gerald Cohen                                                                                                                                    ________________________________________
 Joel Berson [berson at ATT.NET] wrote, Friday, September 18, 2015 11:27 AM:
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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