Exculpated
Exculpate Ex*cul"pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exculpated}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Exculpating} (?).] [L. ex out + culpatus, p. p. of culpare to find fault with, to blame, culpa fault. See {Culpable}.] To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit. [1913 Webster]

He exculpated himself from being the author of the heroic epistle. --Mason. [1913 Webster]

I exculpate him further for his writing against me. --Milman.

Syn: To exonerate; absolve; clear; acquit; excuse; vindicate; justify. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • exculpated — adj. freed from any question of guilt; having suspicion of guilt eliminated. Syn: absolved, cleared, exonerated, vindicated. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exculpated — index acquitted, blameless, clear (free from criminal charges) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exculpated — ex·cul·pate || ekskÊŒlpeɪt v. free from blame, declare innocent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exculpated — adjective freed from any question of guilt is absolved from all blame was now clear of the charge of cowardice his official honor is vindicated • Syn: ↑absolved, ↑clear, ↑cleared, ↑exonerated, ↑vindicated …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exculpate — Ex*cul pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exculpated}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Exculpating} (?).] [L. ex out + culpatus, p. p. of culpare to find fault with, to blame, culpa fault. See {Culpable}.] To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exculpating — Exculpate Ex*cul pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exculpated}, p. pr. & vb. n.. {Exculpating} (?).] [L. ex out + culpatus, p. p. of culpare to find fault with, to blame, culpa fault. See {Culpable}.] To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exonerated — adj. same as {exculpated}. Syn: absolved, cleared, exculpated, vindicated. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exculpate — UK [ˈekskʌlpeɪt] / US [ˈekskʌlˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms exculpate : present tense I/you/we/they exculpate he/she/it exculpates present participle exculpating past tense exculpated past participle exculpated very formal to prove that… …   English dictionary

  • Exculpable — Ex*cul pa*ble Capable of being exculpated; deserving exculpation. Sir G. Buck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contras — For other uses, see Contra (disambiguation). Nicaraguan Contras Participant in 1980s Nicaraguan Civil War Nicaraguan Contra militia …   Wikipedia

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