exoneree

noun ex·on·er·ee \ ig-ˌzä-nə-ˈrē , eg- \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of exoneree

: a person who is shown to be not guilty of a crime for which he or she was formerly found guilty : a person who is exonerated of a crime
  • There is still no consensus about the value of lost time. Missouri gives exonerees fifty dollars a day for time served, California twice that much. Massachusetts caps total compensation at half a million dollars. In Maine, the limit is three hundred thousand; in Florida, it's two million.
  • —Ariel Levy

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2002

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