1. the act of freeing from guilt or blame
  2. a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
    he kept finding excuses to stay
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How To Use exculpation In A Sentence

  • Where we disagree, then, is on the relative merit of before-the-fact permission and retroactive exculpation.
  • Certainly, lines of inquiry which may conduce to exculpation is one of the hallmarks of material to be disclosed.
  • Whereas individual doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff apply themselves most diligently to patient care at macro levels there is a general culture of exculpation for the inadequacies of the system.
  • But where is the plea which we can hand down to a candid posterity in exculpation, wholly or partially, of the parricidal act which has robbed the American nation of a father, every American citizen of a friend, factious parties of their most generous judge, a relentless enemy of their best protector, and the whole world of an HONEST MAN? The Great Funeral Oration on Abraham Lincoln
  • However, in this case, it was the applicant and not the prosecution that called the co-accused to give evidence suggesting his exculpation.
  • 'For what belongs to that correspondence, and even for its being unknown to my friends, I may offer, perhaps, hereafter, something in exculpation; ... hereafter, I say, building upon your long family regard; for though we part ... it will be, I trust, in amity.' Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
  • Shunned as pariahs and labeled psychopaths, the PTSD category offered moral exculpation and access to compensation.
  • Prof. HAYES: Once we turned de-Nazification over to the Germans at the end of 1946, then very largely this process became one of mutual exculpation. Probe Details Culpability Of Nazi-Era Diplomats
  • Aren't you reassured by this (e.g. the EFSA exculpation of BPA)," she sneered. Jon Entine: With the European Union and a Slew of New Studies Reaffirming the Safety of BPA, At What Point Will the Science Prevail?
  • The most likely motives to cause one to falsely inculpate another are currying favor, revenge, and exculpation.
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