absolvitor

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin absolvitor (literally let him be acquitted), the third-person singular future passive imperative form of absolvō (I absolve, acquit, or declare innocent).[1] Compare absolutory.

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absolvitor (plural absolvitors)

  1. (Scotland, law) A decision or decree made by a court in favour of the defendant in a given action; dismissal.
    • 1668 December 19, James Dalrymple, “Mr. Alexander Seaton contra Menzies” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I (Edinburgh, 1683), page 575:
      Pitmedden purſues Seaton of Menzies as Repreſenting his Father, who was one of the Purſuers Brothers Tutors, for his Fathers Intromiſſion with the Pupils Means, who alleadged Abſolvitor.

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  1. ^ “absolvitor” 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 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.

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absolvitor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of absolvō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of absolvō

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