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exculpation (n.)

"the act of exonerating from a charge of fault or crime; vindication," 1715, noun of action from exculpate.

updated on May 03, 2020

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Definitions of exculpation from WordNet

exculpation (n.)
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.;
exculpation (n.)
the act of freeing from guilt or blame;
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