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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
exoneration (plural exonerations)
- An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation
2007 May 14, Patrick Mcgeehan, “New York Plan for DNA Data in Most Crimes”, New York Times:
- Mr. Spitzer’s proposal also calls for the creation of a state office that would be responsible for studying all cases that resulted in exonerations and looking for flaws in the system that led to those wrongful convictions.
- (uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.