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 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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