from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To clear of guilt or blame.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To clear of or to free from guilt; exonerate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To clear from a charge or imputation of fault or guilt; vindicate from an accusation of wrong-doing.
- Serve to relieve of or free from blame; serve as an excuse for.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
If Stephen "exculpate"'d a little less, and "don't blame"'d a little more, he might lose the respect of his SCR but gain a wider audience.
Contrary to Chevron's assertions, Cabrera did not rule on the critical question of liability and did not "exculpate"
In fact, mistaken eyewitnesses have played a role in 75% of the 273 DNA exonerations we've seen pop up steadily around the country in the last couple decades since we've learned the power of DNA to exculpate the innocent--and put away the guilty.
While at first glance it appears to suffice, it's actually just another bad euphemism in a growing list of hackish politics-as-sports metaphors intended to deflect criticism and exculpate the news media when it clearly fails to effectively hold accountable our elected officials.
From the paper Unless nearly two thirds of ordeal-o¢ ciating priests didnt understand how to heat iron, the data clearly evidence priestly rigging intended to exculpate probands.
“I know—I'm just saying,” he said, trying to exculpate himself from blame for the unintentional insult.
That these beliefs, which the judge presumed to be grounded in sharia, could actually exculpate this man, at least at the lower court level, proved to Gingrich that sharia was a mortal threat to American law, totally incompatible with "American values" and a contradiction of the most basic protections that Americans -- especially women -- take to be their birthright.
I hope this might in some small way exculpate my sins.
Rio Ferdinand was the quickest to exculpate Evans, tweeting: I hope Holden is ok, an honest, solid tackle between him and Evans and Evans gets a red card...
Do you agree or disagree that whatever failings Clinton may have had vis terrorism do not exculpate Bush for ignoring the August warning?