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ex·cul·pate / ˈekskəlˌpāt/ • v. [tr.] formal show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing: the article exculpated the mayor. DERIVATIVES: ex·cul·pa·tion / ˌekskəlˈpāshən/ n. ex·cul·pa·to·ry / ˌeksˈkəlpəˌtôrē/ adj.

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Exculpate

EXCULPATE

To clear or excuse from guilt.

An individual who uses the excuse of justification to explain the lawful reason for his or her action might be exculpated from a criminal charge. Exculpatory evidence is evidence that works to clear an individual from fault.

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exculpate

exculpate XVII. f. pp. stem of medL. *exculpāre, f. EX-1 + culpa blame; see -ATE3.

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exculpate

exculpate •palpate • emancipate •anticipate, dissipate, participate •constipate • cuspate • exculpate •inculpate • syncopate • extirpate

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