Definition of exoneration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡzɒnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ɛɡzɒnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
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.
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.

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