Definition of exoneration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exoneration

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˌzɑːnəˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the act of officially stating that somebody is not responsible for something that they have been blamed for A DNA test eventually led to his exoneration.