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Monday, October 12, 2009

Definitions for exculpate

  1. To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.

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Citations for exculpate
Each member is determined to exculpate himself, to lay the blame elsewhere. Joseph Wood Krutch, New York Times
At the same time, they said, representatives of the inspector general's office at the CIA were generally protective of the intelligence agents involved in the matter, highlighting evidence that seemed to exculpate them. Tim Golden, New York Times
Origin of exculpate
Exculpate is ultimately derived from Latin ex-, "without" + culpare, "to blame," from culpa, "blame, fault."