exonerate

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exonerate

to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge.
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Bagley, (70) the Court made it clear that a defendant's failure to request exonerative evidence did not leave the government free from an affirmative obligation to turn over highly material evidence.
Although Iran did not have control over the kidnappers, it certainly had influence, and its leaders' eagerness for an exonerative report gave Picco an ace to play in gaining their cooperation.
But this possibility is ruled out because Appiah's historical framework gives Shakespeare an exonerative blank check by effectively making race a historical nonissue in the early modern period.