Definitions for: Exculpate


[v] pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate

Antonyms: convict

See Also: judge, label, pronounce, purge, vindicate, whitewash

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