absolve (v.) Look up absolve at Dictionary.com
early 15c., "release" (from an oath or obligation), from Latin absolvere "set free," especially judicially, "acquit" (source also of Old French assoldre (11c.), Modern French absoudre), from ab- "off from" (see ab-) + solvere "loosen" (see solve). In modern use, "set free from consequences or penalties of actions." Related: Absolved; absolving.