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Related to exculpation: excuse
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.
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|Noun||1.||exculpation - a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"|
vindication, defense, defence - the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
|2.||exculpation - the act of freeing from guilt or blame|
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