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Purge

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

Purging Contempt is to clear an individual of contempt of court. This is generally accomplished by a formal apology to the court and the payment of a fine.

purge

(Purify), verb clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, deterge, discharge, edulcorate, eliminate, elutriate, empty, eradicate, evacuate, excrete, expel, expurgate, filter, free from impurity, get rid of, rectify, refine, rout out, scour, separate, strain, sublimate, sweep out, wash away

purge

(Wipe out by atonement), verb absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, excuse, exempt, forgive, grant absolution, pardon, reclaim, redeem, shrive
Associated concepts: purge of contempt
See also: absolve, catharsis, clear, decontaminate, deplete, deportation, discharge, dismiss, displace, eliminate, eradicate, exclusion, exonerate, expel, expulsion, expurgate, extirpate, free, liberate, oust, pardon, removal, remove
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Tanenhaus alludes to the Party purges of 1937-38, which led to the liquidation of 2 million Soviet Communists who were on the wrong side of the ideological debate and caused Chambers to believe that he himself was in danger.
The former MP for Blaenau Gwent has warned Welsh Labour to learn the lesson of its general election humiliation in the constituency as party purges begin against Peter Law supporters.