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See also: exonération
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation.
- 1815, Antonio de Alcedo, “Provincial Terms, &c.”, in G[eorge] A[lexander] Thompson, editor, The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing and Entire Translation of the Spanish Work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo, […] In Five Volumes, volume V, London: Printed for the author, and published by Carpenter and Son, Old Bond-Street; [et al.], OCLC 367986180, page 8:
- Alpaca. (Camelus Pacos,) also Paco. […] This animal, like the camel, is domable, and will carry from seven to nine stone; it will fall on its knees for the convenient reception and exoneration of its burthen.
- 2007 May 14, Patrick Mcgeehan, “New York Plan for DNA Data in Most Crimes”, in 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.