In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
is to clear (a person or thing under attack) through evidence of the unfairness of the charge, criticism, etc.
implies giving up all claim that an offense be punished as well as any resentment or vengeful feelings
is to release from punishment for an offense the prisoner was pardoned by the governor
is to relieve of all blame for a wrongdoing
means to clear of a specific charge by a judicial decision, usually for lack of evidence
implies a setting free from responsibilities or obligation absolved from her promise or from the penalties for their violation
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