Definitions of "exoneration"
  1. It refers to the process of freeing someone from a burden, such as a liability, obligation, duty, or responsibility
  2. It is the right of a person who has paid a debt for which they were not primarily responsible to get repaid by the person who was initially responsible for the debt
  3. It's the right of a surety, a person or estate that's secondarily responsible, to require the party with primary liability to fulfill the obligation, thereby relieving the surety
How to use "exoneration" in a sentence
  1. After a thorough investigation, the judge granted an exoneration, clearing the defendant of any responsibilities in the case.
  2. Having paid off the debt on his friend's behalf, he sought exoneration to get reimbursed from the friend who was primarily liable.
  3. The insurance company, acting as a surety, demanded exoneration, requiring the homeowner to cover the damages, thus lifting the burden off the company.

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