[ ig-zon-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of clearing someone of blame or of an accusation or criminal charge:I would like to highlight the importance of not only the release, but also the exoneration of political prisoners.

  2. the act of relieving someone of an obligation or duty:The granting of tax exemptions and exonerations is one of the most common types of influence peddling used by corrupt regimes.

Origin of exoneration

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin exonerātiōn-, stem of exonerātiō “an unburdening, discharging,” equivalent to exonerāt(us) + -iō -ion; see exonerate

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