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ex·cul·pa·to·ry

 (ĭk-skŭl′pə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Tending to clear someone, especially a suspect, of guilt or blame; exonerative.

ex•cul•pa•to•ry

(ɪkˈskʌl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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