(Law) To free from a charge or imputation of guilt
To pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit
To worship God, a god, etc., as by reciting certain set formulas silently or aloud
To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it:
Free is defined as without charge.
(Eccles.) To tell (one's sins) to God, esp. in public worship service or in private
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