disculpate

disculpate

(dɪsˈkʌlpeɪt)
vb (tr)
to free (a person) of blame
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Hamid further sought to disculpate Hilal of charge of rebellion claiming that a third party from outside the area instigated this "sedition" to sabotage the efforts of the local committee to cooperate with the weapons collection operation.
Given Prometheus' declaration in Act I of his authority over even Jupiter, to which I turn after these backward muttering-s, it would not do to say that Jupiter is responsible, although his downfall in the opening scene of Act 3 certainly looks like the end that Asia urged for the one who "reigns." Here "reigning," things being how they are, looks like an alibi or what Derrida pungently characterizes as "an avowal that disculpates itself" (Without Alibi 162).