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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In her 1961 autobiography, Shamsieva proudly alluded to her own participation in a Party Purge commission during the Hujum.
While in her 1988 interview she contextualized her suffering in 1937 within the collective suffering of a generation of Uzbek Communists and modernizers, in this post-Soviet account she focused on her individual experience of the 1937 Party purge. While this telling is incomplete, it reveals more about eluding the system.
FDR's transformative enterprise reached its zenith during the "Third New Deal," which included the court-packing plan, the Democratic Party purge attempt during the 1938 elections, and, most important, the President's Committee on Administrative Management and the Reorganization Bill of 1937 that emerged from the committee's work.