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exculpate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exculpate  \Ex*cul"pate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exculpated},  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n..  {Exculpating}  (?).]  [L.  ex  out  +  culpatus  p. 
  p.  of  culpare  to  find  fault  with  to  blame,  culpa  fault.  See 
  {Culpable}.] 
  To  clear  from  alleged  fault  or  guilt;  to  prove  to  be 
  guiltless;  to  relieve  of  blame;  to  acquit. 
 
  He  exculpated  himself  from  being  the  author  of  the 
  heroic  epistle.  --Mason. 
 
  I  exculpate  him  further  for  his  writing  against  me 
  --Milman. 
 
  Syn:  To  exonerate;  absolve;  clear;  acquit;  excuse;  vindicate; 
  justify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exculpate 
  v  :  pronounce  not  guilty  of  criminal  charges;  "The  suspect  was 
  cleared  of  the  murder  charges"  [syn:  {acquit},  {assoil}, 
  {clear},  {discharge},  {exonerate}]  [ant:  {convict}] 




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