Ex*on"er*ate(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exonerated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Exonerating (?).] [L. exoneratus, p. p. of exonerare to free from a burden; ex out, from onerare to load, onus load. See Onerous.] 1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge. [Obs.]
All exonerate themselves into one common duct.Ray.
2. To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to
exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice.
3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail.
Syn. -- To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See Absolve.
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