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The removal of a burden, charge, responsibility, duty, or blame imposed by law. The right of a party who is secondarily liable for a debt, such as a surety, to be reimbursed by the party with primary liability for payment of an obligation that should have been paid by the first party.


noun absolution, absolution of a charge, acquittal, acquittance, act of indemnity, amnesty, bill of indemnity, clearance, clearing, discharge, dismissal of charges, dispensation, exculpation, excuse, forgiveness, freedom, freedom from accusation, freedom from guilt, freeing from blame, liberation, pardon, release, relief from, remission, reprieve, vindication, withdrawal of the charge
Associated concepts: exoneration clause in a will, exoneraaion of bail, pardon
See also: absolution, acquittal, amnesty, compurgation, condonation, discharge, dispensation, exception, excuse, innocence, justification, liberation, pardon, release, remission

EXONERATION. The taking off a burden or duty.
     2. It is a rule in the distribution of an intestate's estate that the debts which he himself contracted, and for which be mortgaged his land as security, shall be paid out of the personal estate in exoneration of the real.
     3. But when the real estate is charged with the payment of a mortgage at the time the intestate buys it, and the purchase is made subject to it, the personal. is not in that case to be applied, in exoneration of the real estate. 2 Pow. Mortg. 780; 5 Hayw. 57; 3 Johns. Ch. R. 229.
     4. But the rule for exonerating the real estate out of the personal, does not apply against specific or pecuniary legatees, nor the widow's right to paraphernalia, and with reason not against the interest of creditors. 2 Ves. jr. 64; 1 P. Wms. 693; Id. 729; 2 Id. 120,335; 3 Id. 367. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.

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To recap, our review of the patterns of exoneration in the NRE by gender and race as of November 25, 2014, suggests the following: while the racial distribution of men's exonerations closely paralleled racial disparities in men's incarceration rates, in the case of women, white women were a larger proportion of exonerees than their representation among incarcerated women.
seven exoneration states in order are: Illinois, New York, Texas,
Overall, the registry is seeing fewer exonerations based on DNA, largely because more of those cases are getting weeded out before being brought to trial, Warden said.
318) See Exoneration Detail List, supra note 5; supra Figure 7; see also supra note 143 (explaining authors' dataset for street crime scenarios).
Specifically, this Article examines two high-profile scandals that saw the wrongful conviction and later formal exoneration of large numbers of persons.
The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the law schools of Michigan and Northwestern universities, includes data on 891 individuals exonerated since January 1989.
Amitabh Bachchan's wife and Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmaker Jaya Bachchan had earlier in the day expressed her delight over the final exoneration of her husband's' name in the Bofors case, saying the truth had finally come out in the open.
The first DNA exoneration of a convicted criminal took place in 1989.
Yet DNA analysis in the United States has led to the exoneration of nearly 200 innocent people convicted, at least in part, on the basis of faulty eyewitness identification, according to the Innocence Project.
Baghdad / NINA / Iraqi Social and labor's affairs minister Nassar al-Rubaie discussed with his Lebanese counterpart , discussed on Wednesday exoneration of Iraqi labours in Lebanon of a / 110 / tax dollars that are taken monthly.
NAB had filed appeal against the exoneration of Mukhtar Hussain in SC.
A protest by 124 staffers was ignored by the top editors; Tuft grieved a suspension and won exoneration by an arbitrator.