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Tending to clear someone, especially a suspect, of guilt or blame; exonerative.
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(ɪkˈskʌl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Then in the increasing gale of the sea there would be a little private ship's storm going on in which you could detect strong language, pronounced in a tone of passion and exculpatory protestations uttered with every possible inflection of injured innocence.
Tess's voice throughout had hardly risen higher than its opening tone; there had been no exculpatory phrase of any kind, and she had not wept.
If they had been less plausible than they were, the good Minor Canon's mind would have been in a state of preparation to receive them, as exculpatory of his unfortunate pupil.
Some courts take the Fifth Circuit's approach and interpret Ruiz broadly, holding that the Court's lack of distinction regarding the category of evidence indicates that the Ruiz ruling applies to both impeachment and exculpatory evidence.
After McAfee produced previously undisclosed exculpatory emails during trial, the jury acquitted Roberts of two charges.
Supreme Court to place an affirmative constitutional duty on prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence to a defendant.
There are too many stories of convictions obtained through subornation of perjury, through suppression of exculpatory evidence, and through the willful use of unreliable, wrongfully obtained confessions.
Mr Hurtig said: "I have been briefly allowed to see other exculpatory evidence but I have not been permitted to make copies to show my client.
(And the common defense that Chua's book is much more nuanced than the Journal excerpt isn't really exculpatory, since Chua presumably crafted and at the very least approved of the excerpt; those are her words, too.)
(55) While tribunals agree the prosecutor has a duty to disclose exculpatory materials, the tribunals are split on whether these materials must be translated into a language the accused understands.
(4) The guidelines' consent criteria, designed specifically for this context, say nothing about exculpatory language; however, the Common Rule--applicable here even to nonfederally funded entities like RGI as a source of ethical guidance--prohibits it.
Exculpatory liabilities are recourse to the partnership but nonrecourse to the members.