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 (ĕk′skəl-pāt′, ĭk-skŭl′-)
tr.v. ex·cul·pat·ed, ex·cul·pat·ing, ex·cul·pates
To clear of guilt or blame.

[Medieval Latin exculpāre, exculpāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin culpa, guilt.]

ex·cul′pa·ble (ĭk-skŭl′pə-bəl) adj.
ex′cul·pa′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exculpated - freed from any question of guiltexculpated - freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated"
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
References in classic literature ?
Albans, and Anna stood fully exculpated in her eyes.
A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty of the crime ascribed to Justine, but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.
It is de facto that sentiment of extremism cannot be exculpated merely by resistance by the law and enforcement agencies.
be waived, exculpated, or indemnified given that a fiduciary duty has
He basically exculpated a brutal murderer by stating how "lucky" Christians were to escape his brutality.
The high court said both Leagogo and Javier were exculpated due to the reorganizations in the appeals court that led to their reassignments.
Non-exculpated defendants run the risk of joint and several liability for the entire amount of a judgment without any reduction for the damages caused by the conduct of exculpated defendants.
There were songs and broadsheets, recounting his adventures, and though the Perrys could now be exculpated of murder, still the ballads told of Joan Perry's witchcraft and evil ways.
On the one hand, it enables the maintenance of the belief that justice will eventually be done, either before conviction when innocent parties will be exculpated, or afterwards in the form of exoneration, evidenced by the success of the Innocence Project.
He suggested that the prosecutor assigned to the case, Snezhana Kopcheva, had exculpated the violations of the energy companies.
I'm not saying that you are exculpated from any pressure merely because you meet the rule of law - we've never said that, we don't live that life.
As Moore puts it: By mid-wartime, Americans had come to understand 'Germany's self-chosen special path had ended in disaster for itself and others and that the German people could not be exculpated by collectively being declared victims of their regime', (p.