Exculpation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekskʌlˈpeɪʃən|
Brit.  |ˌekskʌlˈpeɪʃən|

noun

- a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. (syn: alibi, excuse, self-justification)
- the act of freeing from guilt or blame

Examples

The court exculpated him after a thorough investigation.

...I will present evidence that will exculpate my client....

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