Definition of exoneration in English:


Syllabification: ex·on·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /igˌzänəˈrāSHən


  • 1The action of officially absolving someone from blame; vindication: the defendants' eventual exoneration
    More example sentences
    • Fifteen years later, Rangel is still seeking exoneration.
    • In 1999, the Innocence Project analyzed 62 exonerations in the United States.
    • The question is how the exoneration of convictions should be carried out.
  • 2The release of someone from a duty or obligation.
    More example sentences
    • In practice, cases where ex-gratia compensation is paid on grounds other than serious default or complete exoneration will be very rare.
    • In that sense, the entitlement to reimbursement or exoneration confers a priority in the further administration of the trust.
    • With this realization will hopefully come progress towards your exoneration.

More definitions of exoneration

Definition of exoneration in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw