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EXONERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exoneration mean? 

EXONERATION (noun)
  The noun EXONERATION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: EXONERATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXONERATION (noun)


Sense 1exoneration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being relieved from blame or obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("exoneration" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 2exoneration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

vindication; exoneration

Context example:

friends provided a vindication of his position

Hypernyms ("exoneration" is a kind of...):

clearing (the act of freeing from suspicion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exoneration"):

justification (the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning)

rehabilitation (vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation)


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