exoneration


exoneration
ex·on·er·a·tion /ig-ˌzä-nə-'rā-shən, eg-/ n
1: the act of disburdening or discharging (as from a charge, liability, obligation, duty, or responsibility); also: the state of being so freed
2 a: the right of a person who has paid a debt for which he or she is only secondarily liable to be reimbursed by the person primarily liable
b: the right of a surety to require a person or estate that is subject to a liability for which the surety is secondarily liable to discharge the liability thus relieving the surety; also: the equitable remedy by which the surety compels discharge of the liability

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

exoneration
I 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, exoneration of bail, pardon II index absolution, acquittal, amnesty, compurgation, condonation, discharge (liberation), discharge (release from obligation), dispensation (exception), excuse, innocence, justification, liberation, pardon, release, remission

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


exoneration
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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


exoneration
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.

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