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ex·cul·pate

 (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.
so the American people can understand." Stammering, Mueller responded, "The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed."
"The President was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed," Mr Mueller said at the opening of the hearings into his investigation of Russian interference to help Mr Trump win the 2016 election.
The finding indicates [he] was not exculpated for the acts he allegedly committed."
China is exculpated, she is still our friend, and we were apparently at fault.
The sanctions were declared after Riyadh's public prosecutor announced that five officials face a possible death sentence in the case but exculpated the prince.
He pointed out that since the robbery happened in the early morning of July 14, 2008, his wife should have been "exculpated for the monies taken by the robbers at it was lost before the opening of the next banking day."
In a statement, DOTr said it will consult with the Office of the Solicitor General upon the receipt of the resolution as the agency intends to 'pursue plunder charges against the indicted personalities, as well as [other] officials and personalities exculpated from the resolution, in efforts to promote accountability and transparency.'
Moreover, demands of right-wing legislators for the transference of case to CBI and discourteous statements from top leaders of the BJP also exculpated the point that the crime was a part of sponsored conspiracy against the nomadic community- to drive them away from their lands.
'I am therefore satisfied the accused person has exculpated herself in respect of the charge and I shall acquit her under Section215 of the Criminal Procedure Code,' Bidali said.