exculpatory(redirected from exculpatorily)
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adj. applied to evidence which may justify or excuse an accused defendant's actions, and which will tend to show the defendant is not guilty or has no criminal intent.
exculpatoryadjective absolve, absolve of fault, abbolve of liability, absolve of wrongdoing, acquit, clear, clear from, clear from a charge, clear from imputation of fault, clear from liability, clear of blame, clear of guilt, clearing, declare not guilty, excuse, exonerate, free, free from blame, justify, liberate, tending to absolve, tending to clear, tending to pardon, tending to prove guiltless, tending to prove not guilty, tending to set free, tending to vindicate
Associated concepts: exculpatory clause, exculpatory eviience