from The Century Dictionary.
- Giving absolution; capable of absolving: as, “an absolutory sentence,” Ayliffe, Parergon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Serving to absolve; absolving.
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- adjective Serving to
absolve; absolving; giving absolution.
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And at last, when Antistius pronounced the absolutory sentence of the judges, the people, as if it had been upon a signal given, made the acclamation used according to ancient custom, at marriages, Talasio.
The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans Plutarch 2003
(See "How to Use the Book," page vii) 1 abdomen absolutory abstemious accent _n.
A definitive sentence is absolutory, if it acquits the accused; condemnatory, if it declares him guilty; declaratory, if it assert that the accused committed a crime, the penalty of which is incurred ipso facto.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock 1840-1916 1913