What does exoneration mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exoneration(noun)

    the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

  2. vindication, exoneration(noun)

    the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

    "friends provided a vindication of his position"


  1. exoneration(Noun)

    An act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation

  2. exoneration(Noun)

    The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exoneration(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

  2. Origin: [L. exoneratio: cf. F. Exonration.]


  1. Exoneration

    Exoneration occurs when a person who has been convicted of a crime is later proved to have been innocent of that crime. Attempts to exonerate convicts are particularly controversial in death penalty cases, especially where new evidence is put forth after the execution has taken place. The term "exoneration" also is used in criminal law to indicate a surety bail bond has been satisfied, completed, and exonerated. The judge orders the bond exonerated; the clerk of court time stamps the original bail bond power and indicates exonerated as the judicial order.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exoneration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exoneration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of exoneration in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    In the ads, Trump is saying she's under criminal investigation. That revives everything that had been buried and banished when he gave her this sort of semi-exoneration in July.

  2. Gilberto Valle:

    Valle gave Mangan full custody of their daughter while he was ensnared in the cannibalism fantasy case. Following his exoneration, he filed court papers in Nevada -- where Mangan now lives -- seeking visitation with his daughter. But Valle decided to drop the case last month after a judge told him he must pay his ex-wife’s attorney fees, the Daily News reported late Sunday. Valle admitted to spending $50,000 so far on the legal battle, and said he couldn’t afford any more. I've been completely cleared but that doesn't mean my life is back to normal, this is going to stick with me for the rest of my life. He added: I argued it's in the child's best interest to have a father. Kathleen argued, 'He might murder my daughter.' I don't think she really thinks that. The newspaper said Mangan and her lawyer are not responding to requests for comment. We have great concern that Ms. Mangan will be forced into a co-parenting relationship with a man who will continue to traumatize her through his very public persona as the 'Cannibal Cop,' her attorney had previously written in court papers. Valle, who now reportedly works in construction, recentlypublished his first book.

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