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Exculpate   /ˌɛkskˈəlpeɪt/   Listen
Exculpate

verb
(past & past part. exculpated; pres. part. exculpating)
1.
Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.  Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate.






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"Exculpate" Quotes from Famous Books



... them to persevere, and to induce them to expect that God would, in the end, enable them to accomplish their purposes. Who can deny, after these facts, that the church of Rome was deeply involved in the gunpowder treason? Or who can exculpate her, even at present, from the charge of maintaining principles subversive of Christian liberty and Protestant governments? When one of the conspirators, who was received by the governor of Calais, was condoled with, on being banished ...
— Guy Fawkes - or A Complete History Of The Gunpowder Treason, A.D. 1605 • Thomas Lathbury

... Gunther was the traitor, and yet his imperial master would not believe. He clung to the hope that something might yet occur to exculpate his favorite, though how or whence exoneration was to come, he ...
— Joseph II. and His Court • L. Muhlbach



Words linked to "Exculpate" :   exculpatory, judge, vindicate, pass judgment, convict, purge, acquit, exculpation, whitewash, pronounce, clear, label, exonerate, evaluate



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