- v. Simple past tense and past participle of exculpate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. freed from any question of guilt; having suspicion of guilt eliminated.
- adj. freed from any question of guilt
“And why haven't banks, happily exculpated by the narrative, reminded us that they warned at the time that they were being forced to make foolish loans that would endanger their solvency?”
“He is therefore exculpated on the grounds of ill motive, but not perhaps adherence to ethical form.”
“There is no mystery where the Occupy Wall Street movement came from: It is an offspring of the same false narrative about the causes of the financial crisis that exculpated the government and brought us the Dodd-Frank Act.”
“Police arrested the young girl's father, Kevin Fox, in the case; after eight months in jail, he was exculpated by DNA evidence.”
“Justine; but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration would have been considered as the ravings of a madman, and would not have exculpated her who suffered through me.”
“It also exculpated Hamas from the war crime of using civilians as human shields.”
“On several occasions, Vespasiano underscores how the duke kept faith in the face of daunting opposition and recounts how he led nighttime raids on enemy fortifications. 139 Until recently, Montefeltro's reputation, bolstered by biographers and historians, had exculpated him on points for which condottieri were generally held in contempt.”
“This would then be the perfect excuse, since the troubles of the world are blamed on man, and God is exculpated from this.”
“He might not be the biggest culprit but sorry Mel, he can't be exculpated that easily.”
“But they cheerfully exculpated each other from individual blame, suggesting that the fault lay purely in the system.”
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