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tr.v. ex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing, ex·on·er·ates
1. To free from blame.
2. To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.

[Middle English exoneraten, from Latin exonerāre, exonerāt-, to free from a burden : ex-, ex- + onus, oner-, burden.]

ex·on′er·a′tion n.
ex·on′er·a′tive adj.
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Adj.1.exonerated - freed from any question of guiltexonerated - freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
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My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated, did not impel me to frank disclosure; but I hope it had some dregs of good at the bottom of it.
It is sufficient that I have been exonerated from the charge.
Nor, to this day can I permit my manhood to look back upon those events and feel entirely exonerated.
The bill, which was amended to reflect a consensus reached with the task force's input, requires the Board of Public Works to compensate an exonerated individual at a rate of $50,000 per year of incarceration or for actual damages sustained, whichever is greater.
The court also exonerated seven co-accused Farooq Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Imdad Ali, Hath Khan, Abdul Aziz, Irfan and Ghulam Ali alias Ghulam Nabi for lack of evidence in the kidnapping case.
The appeal, filed by victim's brother, Aimal Khan, urges PHC to award capital punishment to the 26 exonerated students of Abdul Wali Khan University.
During the hearing, DG FIA Bashir Memon had informed the bench that the accused were exonerated in the fraud case in Islamabad, the appeal of which is pending in the IHC.
Thawadi retorted by stating that Qatar has nothing to fear from the ongoing court proceedings in New York and that the Michael Garcia Commission has exonerated them of any wrongdoing in their report.
Out of these thirteen, three officials have been exonerated, two employees have been given major penalty, minor penalties have been given to four employees while cases of four employees are still under process.
Exonerated is not a faith-based book, but it is a useful resource for anyone interested in social justice, as the innocence movement relates to criminal justice, capital punishment, inequality, and racism.
Four San Antonio women who were imprisoned for sexually assaulting two girls more than 20 years ago are innocent and exonerated, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.
Although the Seattle native was accused of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 and later found exonerated by the Italian courts, she still has to live with the labels.