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  • adj. Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of exoneration; exonerating; freeing from a burden or an obligation.

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

  • adj. providing absolution


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  • “This usage,” he said, “should be referred to as the past exonerative.”

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  • His civil case, in which he seeks damages from the Kenyan Government for his ordeal, is up this week, although thanks to a limp judicial system no one expects a very exonerative outcome.

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  • SCHNEIDER: I called it the "past exonerative," meaning, something was done wrong but nobody knows who did it.

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  • WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: They have coined a whole new grammatical tense in Washington, which is the past exonerative.

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  • This leads the Alliance to declare that especially for youngsters and pregnant women, the "all clear" for consumption of Gulf seafood is "premature," a conclusion that conflicts with the exonerative findings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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