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EtymologyEdit

absolve +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈzɑl.vɚ/, /əbˈzɑl.vɚ/

NounEdit

absolver (plural absolvers)

  1. Agent noun of absolve; one who absolves. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]
    • c. 1594, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 3,[1]
      [] how hast thou the heart,
      Being a divine, a ghostly confessor,
      A sin-absolver, and my friend profess’d,
      To mangle me with that word ‘banished’?
    • 1684, Richard Baxter, Whether Parish Congregations Be True Christian Churches, London: Thomas Parkhurst, p. 2,[2]
      [] few men dislike the Lay-Excommunicators and Absolvers more than I do []

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “absolver” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 9.

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VerbEdit

absolver

  1. (transitive) to absolve

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VerbEdit

absolver (first-person singular present indicative absolvo, past participle absolvido)

  1. to absolve
  2. (law) To acquit
  3. to forgive

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin absolvere, present active infinitive of absolvō (absolve).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /absolˈbeɾ/, [aβsolˈβeɾ]

VerbEdit

absolver (first-person singular present absuelvo, first-person singular preterite absolví, past participle absuelto)

  1. to absolve
  2. to acquit

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: o becomes a ue in stressed syllables. Irregular in the past participle.

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