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exculpate

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WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" [syn: acquit , assoil , clear , discharge , exonerate ] [ant: convict ]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ The grand jury exculpated local authorities for their handling of the riots.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
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; ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to clear from suspicion of wrong or guilt," 1650s, from Medieval Latin exculpatus , past participle of exculpare , from Latin ex culpa , from ex "from" (see ex- ) + culpa ablative of culpa "blame, fault." Related: Exculpated ; exculpating .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. To clear of or to free from guilt; exonerate.

Usage examples of exculpate.

I shall publicly exculpate this government from the imputation of assenting to such a procedure, and shall reserve it as an objection to any future engagements with him when the present service shall have been accomplished.

He is to be persuaded of the fact that he is forever exculpated from any future charges by the Soviet Government.

To think,' he reflected aloud as the waiter filled his glass, 'of the Manderson mystery disposed of, the innocent exculpated, and your own and Mabel's happiness crownedall coming upon me together!

The two examiners gave reluctant permission, obviously not wanting to hear me exculpated, but not able to refuse their Uey-Tlatoani.

The nearest thing to it in my experience is when one criminal, jointly guilty with another and sure of conviction, has drawn lots with his pal, lost, confessed, and in the confession exculpated his companion.

At the same time that it exculpates not them, it is drawing the Governor and Council into a participation in the breach of faith.

With the warmth and candour of youth, she sought an explanation of this change of behaviour, and an opportunity of exculpating herself from any intention of provoking it.

The quickest way to provoke that state was to permit no contact, no discussion, no exculpating explanations aimed at enlisting the subject to get the offender off the hook.

Some of the proscribed attempt to exculpate themselves, but they are not allowed to be heard.