absolute discharge


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absolute discharge

Etymology: L, absolutus, set free
a final and complete termination of the patient's relationship with a care-giving agency.
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Sheriff Caldwell told Ligget, a first offender, that he was getting an absolute discharge, meaning he had no conviction placed on his record.
THE owner of an old people's home where a 94-year-old woman suffocated has been given an absolute discharge.
The 60-year-old, from Midlothian, was given an absolute discharge, along with racehorse trainer Sir Mark Prescott, of Newmarket, Suffolk.
Solicitor Billy Boyle had asked for Falconer to be given an absolute discharge and told the court: "If he has a conviction for drugs it's next to impossible to gain entry to the US.
But they then gave Harding, who insisted she acted in self-defence, an absolute discharge.
But Constable Mark Milton was given an absolute discharge after he was told by the judge he had "suffered enough" with two-and-a-half years of court proceedings.
The company received an absolute discharge and was ordered to pay costs of pounds 890.
Miss Burgess was given an absolute discharge but the hospital refused to reinstate her.
A FATHER whose toddler was killed when he let his son of 12 drive a skip lorry was given an absolute discharge yesterday.
Sheriff George Evans refused Mr McFarlane's plea for an absolute discharge, labelling Ludzker's behaviour "wickedly dangerous and foolish".
The 44-year-old walked free from Carstairs on Monday after being granted an absolute discharge at Lanark Sheriff Court.