exculpate(redirected from exculpates)
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To clear or excuse from guilt.
An individual who uses the excuse of justification to explain the lawful reason for his or her action might be exculpated from a criminal charge. Exculpatory evidence is evidence that works to clear an individual from fault.
exculpateverb absolve, absolve of fault, absolve of wrongdoing, acquit, clear, clear from a charge, clear from alleged guilt, clear from imputation of fault, declare guilttess, declare not guilty, dismiss, excusare, excuse, free, free from blame, give absolution to, justify, pardon, prove guiltless, prove not guilty, set free, vindicate, vindicate from unjust reproach
Associated concepts: exculpatory clause, exculpatory eviience, exculpatory statement, mitigation of damages
See also: absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, excuse, exonerate, extenuate, forgive, free, justify, liberate, palliate, purge, release, remit, vindicate