Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of exonerating, or of disburdening, discharging, or freeing, or the state of being exonerated, disburdened, discharged, or freed from an accusation, imputation, obligation, debt, or duty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation; also, the state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
  • noun uncountable The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
  • noun the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

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Examples

  • I happen to feel that his personal exoneration is going to work out to his benefit ...

    gomery

  • Was it fair for the media to point out -- Clarence Page used the word exoneration, but the fact that Rove won't be charged with the crime doesn't mean that he was totally honest about his role in this matter back in 2003.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2006

  • Hewitt is seeking exoneration from a possible $103,000 fine for allegedly not fulfilling his media commitments this month at the Cincinnati Tennis Masters tournament.

    USATODAY.com - Hewitt battling fine from ATP

  • Ditto for the word "exoneration" - Blogger says it's misspelled if I write about multiples of them.

    Grits for Breakfast

  • And even when there's DNA exoneration, which is now starting to happen because of DNA evidence, the family -- DNA is a trillion to one odds, something like that.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2006

  • An emotional group of Amanda Knox supporters has come together in a downtown hotel to watch as the Seattle native seeks exoneration from an Italian court in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

    The Seattle Times

  • An emotional group of Amanda Knox supporters has come together in a downtown hotel to watch as the Seattle native seeks exoneration from an Italian court in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • An emotional group of Amanda Knox supporters has come together in a downtown hotel to watch as the Seattle native seeks exoneration from an Italian court in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

    The Seattle Times

  • SEATTLE AP - An emotional group of Amanda Knox supporters has come together in a downtown hotel to watch as the Seattle native seeks exoneration from an Italian court in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

    NPR Topics: News

  • You lose credibility when you try to interpret a declination of criminal prosecution as an "exoneration" of anybody involved in the firings.

    Not Prosecuting Isn't the Same as Being Exonerated

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