purge

(redirected from purger)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
En 1985, cinq hauts grades militaires furent reconnus coupables de graves violations des droits humains et condamnes a purger des peines de prison.
These include floating head pressure control, heat recovery off the high stage compressor discharge for water heating, hot gas defrosting, optimised compressor sequencing control and an automatic air purger.
Automatic purger of air and other noncondensables in refrigeration systems.
Ces deux cas de figure, qu'il s'agisse de la confusion des peines dans le cas de la reclusion a perpetuite, ou du cumul pouvant aller jusqu'au deces probable du condamne, ont une portee eminemment symbolique, dans la mesure ou, quelle que soit la lourdeur de la peine prononcee, le condamne ne disposera jamais de plus qu'une vie d'homme pour la purger.
43) Aubin vient en effet de purger 53 jours de prison pour avoir publie un poeme de Joseph-Guillaume Barthe qui rend hommage aux prisonniers politiques exiles aux Bermudes.
La Bacon Industrial School pour les filles ouvre ses portes a Hatley en 1910, et le Girls Cottage Industrial School de Saint-Lambert est fonde en 1912 pour accueillir les filles protestantes de la region montrealaise condamnees a purger une peine d'enfermement.
129) ne s'avere pas moins detestable que la consommation de drogue et d'alcool ou que les cultes humanitaires, qui pretendent purger la terre de la presence du Mal.
By all accounts some of the trashier redtops were offering hard cash for these supporters to come forward and purger themselves.
gas] in the Radical Purger [TM] by hot (92 [degrees]C, circulating hot water bath) vanadium(III) (3.
Ou (avec Macrobe) du Dieu Februus, pour ce qu'il estoit invocque en ce mois, aux processions faites en intention de purger les fautes du peuple: ou de Junon Februelle, laquelle les Rommains [sic] solennisoyent ce mois des Lupercales, & celebroyent quelques funetaux anniversaires en consideration du repos des morts .
The older poems included in Stolen Verses reflect the poet's assimilation of his brutal experience of history, especially in the sad and bitter "Old Year 1973," the enigmatic "Restriction of Nocturnal Movements," the terrifying appropriation of Rimbaud in "A Pensive Drowned Man Sometimes Drifts," and "To a Santiago Washerwoman," a poem that describes a woman killed by "one blow from a rifle butt" wielded by assassins who will wear the mark of their crimes forever: "A regiment of stained men passes: / so dirty even Purgatory's purger / could never clean their uniforms.
Hansen's Auto-Purger[R]M for halocarbons (APMF) is a totally automatic, electronically-controlled, noncondensible gas refrigerant purger.