Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of exculpating or of exonerating from a charge of fault or crime; vindication.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that which exculpates; excuse.
- n. a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
- n. the act of freeing from guilt or blame
“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?”
“Sir Hugh, with entreaties that he would write a few lines to Mrs. Tyrold, in exculpation of her sorrowing daughter.”
“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.”
“And while that might, regrettably, remain a statement of fact about an imperfect world - it shouldn't in any way take on the colour of an exculpation, which is what the current law gives it.”
“While the author admits these flaws in varying measure, at some point, her self-deprecating accounts of her romps seem more like gimmicky braggadocio rather than self-reflective criticism much less exculpation for region-wide offenses.”
“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.”
“Aren't you reassured by this (e.g. the EFSA exculpation of BPA)," she sneered.”
“But Sir, the following I absolutely disclaim, without endeavouring to offer one word more that might sound like exculpation.”
“And there's a piece of pure Redgrave poetry when, learning that her accusation that Hoke has pinched a tin of salmon is totally groundless, she scoops up a trashcan with a fluid balletic movement as if to suggest that her airy insouciance could act as a form of exculpation.”
“ Without fail I would find myself overcome with exculpation, every sin, every stain on my soul, forgiven.”
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