exoneration
[ ig-zon-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English from Latin exonerat- ‘freed from a burden’, from the verb exonerare, from ex- ‘from’ + onus, oner- ‘a burden’
Synonyms
    1.
  • dismiss
  • exempt
  • justify
  • except
    2.
  • absolve
  • acquit
  • discharge
  • pardon
  • vindicate
Antonyms
    1.
  • employ
  • engage
  • hire
  • hold
  • burden
    2.
  • blame
  • condemn
  • convict
  • damn
  • punish
  • sentence
Definition
1. the act of relieving someone of an obligation or duty
2. the act of clearing someone of blame or of an accusation or criminal charge
Examples
1. The exoneration of certain taxes for small businesses during the global pandemic was key to their survival in times of economic hardship.
2. The exoneration was just as important as the release from prison for the falsely accused inmate.
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