from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To free from blame or fault; exculpate; excuse.
However, two years later, in December 1966, with a unanimous decision the jurors decided to disculpate the vast majority of the accussed, convicting only three of them with mild sentences (maximum of 11 years in prison).
* Freron endeavoured, on this occasion, to disculpate himself from the charge of "moderantisme," by alledging he had opposed
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
He filled the cup by the insupportable manner in which he spoke upon that affair, never daring to admit he had directed it, or deigning to disculpate himself.
This artifice, a manifestation of the diabolic nature of its author, had too much of the success intended by it, for, although the Governor managed to disculpate himself in the eyes of the more candid-minded Iroquois leaders, yet there were great numbers of the people who could not be disabused, as is usual in such cases, even among civilized races.
The Queen Dowager, adopting now a very different tone from that which characterized her conversation at the Bayonne interview, wrote to Alva, that, if for want of 2000 Spanish musketeers, which she requested him to furnish, she should be obliged to succumb, she chose to disculpate herself in advance before God and Christian princes for the peace which she should be obliged to make.
Shannon; but I thought it right to disculpate my predecessor from this charge, of which I really believe him to be innocent.
* Freron endeavoured, on this occasion, to disculpate himself from the charge of “moderantisme,” by alledging he had opposed
Among the very few objections to his charming work, one was, that he seemed to excuse that Queen more than was allowable, from the very papers he has printed in his Appendix; and some have thought, that though he could not disculpate her, he has diverted indignation from her, by his art in raising up pity for her and resentment against her persecutress, and by much overloading the demerits of Lord Darnley.
I received here your letter of the 9th, and am glad Dr. Perelli so far justifies Sisson as to disculpate me.
You, the charming Faithorne of Sir Orlando Bridgman, which according to your constantly obliging manner you have sent me, and I almost fear you think I begged it; but I can disculpate myself, for I had discovered that it belongs to Dugdale's