purge


purge
purge /'pərj/ vt purged, purg·ing
1: to clear (as oneself or another) of guilt
purged himself of contempt
2: to become no longer guilty of
purge the contempt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

purge
I (purify) verb clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, depurate, deterge, discharge, edulcorate, eliminate, elutriate, empty, eradicate, evacuate, excrete, expel, expurgate, filter, free from impurity, get rid of, rectify, refine, rout out, sanctify, scour, separate, strain, sublimate, sweep out, wash away II (wipe out by atonement) verb absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, excuse, exempt, forgive, grant absolution, pardon, reclaim, redeem, shrive associated concepts: purge of contempt III index absolve, catharsis, clear, decontaminate, deplete, deportation, discharge (liberate), dismiss (discharge), displace (remove), eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, exclusion, exonerate, expel, expulsion, expurgate, extirpate, free, oust, pardon, removal, remove (eliminate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


purge
To exonerate someone; to clear someone of guilt, charges, or accusations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


purge
To exonerate someone; to clear someone of guilt, charges, or accusations.

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  • purge — [pɜːdʒ ǁ pɜːrdʒ] verb [transitive] to get rid of information that is no longer needed, especially when combining lists of information * * * Ⅰ. purge UK US /pɜːdʒ/ verb [T] ► to remove people from an organization because you do not want them:… …   Financial and business terms

  • Purge — Purge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purging}.] [F. purger, L. purgare; purus pure + agere to make, to do. See {Pure}, and {Agent}.] 1. To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purge — Purge, n. [Cf. F. purge. See {Purge}, v. t.] 1. The act of purging. [1913 Webster] The preparative for the purge of paganism of the kingdom of Northumberland. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purgé — purgé, ée (pur jé, jée) part. passé de purger. 1°   Débarrassé de ce qui est grossier. Des métaux purgés par le feu.    Fig. •   Purgée, par ses désastres, des restes de l idolâtrie, elle [Rome] ne subsiste plus que par le christianisme qu elle… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Purge — Purge, v. i. 1. To become pure, as by clarification. [1913 Webster] 2. To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purge — [n] elimination, removal abolition, abstersion, catharsis, clarification, cleaning, cleanup, coup, crushing, disposal, disposition, ejection, eradication, evacuation, excretion,expulsion, expurgation, extermination, extirpation, liquidation,… …   New thesaurus

  • purge —   [engl.], löschen …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • purge — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. purgier (12c.), from L. purgare cleanse, purify, from Old L. purigare, from purus pure (see PURE (Cf. pure)) + root of agere to drive, make (see ACT (Cf. act)). The noun is recorded from 1560s …   Etymology dictionary


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