having been cleared of an accusation or freed from blame:After years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, the exonerated man walks out of the prison gates and into the light of day.
Usually the exonerated . a person or persons who have been cleared of an accusation or freed from blame:She is currently the director of a nonprofit that advocates against the death penalty and for the exonerated.
the simple past tense and past participle of exonerate.
- un·ex·on·er·at·ed, adjective
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How to use exonerated in a sentence
Vasquez, who has borderline ID, was exonerated in 1989, four years after his conviction.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After spending four years in prison, both were exonerated by an appeals court in 2011.
The hitch was that the genetic profile has to be removed from the database if the person is exonerated.
McCollum learned the truth only after nearly 30 years, as a result of the same DNA test that exonerated both brothers.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat | Michael Daly | September 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And at the same time, while I was developing that, I did a play called The exonerated.Tony Goldwyn Tackles Political Scandal Again on ‘The Divide’ | Jason Lynch | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All wages are explained, and low wages are exonerated, on what seems to be an undeniable ground of fact.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
As to the people on board the vessel, I exonerated them then, and I exonerate them now, from all blame.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Wilbur fully exonerated Margaret for what she did in the case of Martha Wallingford in the light of this revelation.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And the reply, 'Her ladyship directed me sir, exonerated Lord Ormont so far.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
The confession therein entirely exonerated Leo, and he could again hold up his head.The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume