Definition of exculpate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

exculpate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛkskʌlˌpeɪt//
 
exculpate somebody(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exculpate
 
he / she / it exculpates
 
past simple exculpated
 
-ing form exculpating
 
 
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to prove or state officially that someone is not guilty of something The defendant was able to exculpate himself from liability.
exculpation
 
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NAmE//ˌɛkskʌlˈpeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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