exoneration exoneration  /ɪɡ zɑ nə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
  2. (n) the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.


  1. It's yet another victory for the Innocence Project, a New York City-based group that uses DNA testing to challenge convictions and is approaching its 200th exoneration nationwide.
  2. And despite the grand jury's exoneration of Banuelos, the patrols may be halted for good.
  3. The Panthers and their supporters staged a relatively mild street demonstration, demanding McLucas' complete exoneration.



  1. "This paves the way for a reversal of the convictions of Mr. Skilling and to a complete exoneration," said Daniel Petrocelli, Skilling's lawyer.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Daniel Petrocelli Source: Las Vegas Sun

  2. "I was absolutely confident that a thorough inquiry would clear me of any wrongdoing," Annan told reporters after the release of the report from a commission chaired by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker. "This exoneration .........
    on Mar 29, 2005 By: Kofi Annan Source: USA Today

  3. ...response Kilpatrick, reading from a prepared text, said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in the Wayne County prosecutor's decision, but he looks forward to "complete exoneration once all the facts in this case are laid forward."
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Kwame Kilpatrick Source: WDIV

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