absolute discharge


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Related to absolute discharge: Conditional discharge, Suspended sentence

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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I see no purpose in prolonging these proceedings, and will therefore order an absolute discharge for those reasons.
Magistrates gave Jennings an absolute discharge, meaning no criminal offence will be recorded and she will suffer no penalty There were no costs awarded.
He was given an absolute discharge after District Judge PC MARK Peter Wallis MILTON.
Instead, a court or Review Board determines the appropriate disposition--an absolute discharge, a discharge with conditions or detention in hospital, based on several criteria set out in the Criminal Code.
The presiding judge stated that Hopper's cooperation with the police, his age (64) and the small amount of marijuana involved had contributed to the grant of an absolute discharge.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell received an absolute discharge after pleading guilty in a Canadian court to assaulting her former assistant.
Seventy-five drivers were stopped in a police blitz - but 27 of them were given an absolute discharge.
The Redcar teenager's dad watched as his son's solicitor told the court he would only plead guilty if an absolute discharge would be the sentence.
He gave an absolute discharge to "starving" parents Paul and Kerry Barker (above) of Hetton-le-Hole, Co Durham, who nicked grub to feed their family.
He was given an absolute discharge by a judge who asked: "How are they supposed to live?
Zada, of Ellesmere Road, Benwell, Newcastle, who pleaded guilty to pitch invasion was instead given an absolute discharge at the city's Magistrates' Court.
But the town's magistrates imposed an absolute discharge "in light of the powerful mitigation" and refused the council's bid for PS235 costs.