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the use of force to liberate prisoners
the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)
the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
disentanglement, extrication, unsnarling, untangling
the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child
the act of freeing from suspicion
the formal act of freeing from slavery
(law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms of release are complied with
(law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subject to conditions imposed by the court
purgation, purge, purging
the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects