- tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.
Origin of exculpatory
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Examples from the Web for exculpatory
By the way, more has happened this week on the exculpatory front.Why Can't "No Scandal" Be Big News?
August 2, 2013
Understanding the neurophysiology of the brain, therefore, would seem to be as exculpatory as finding a tumor in it.Is Free Will an Illusion? Sam Harris on His New Book
March 2, 2012
None of that evidence is dispositive--but it is certainly not exculpatory either.Rick Perry's Track Record on Race
October 4, 2011
That this, indeed, had been followed by an exculpatory declaration.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)
All exculpatory arguments were futile against the fact itself.Hilda Lessways
Jay, angered at the injustice of a reproof which belonged more especially to him, drew up an exculpatory statement.Benjamin Franklin
John Torrey Morse, Jr.
The outcry against Guarini on this occasion was so great that he found himself obliged to put forth an exculpatory statement.
These two points are stated plainly in the "exculpatory word" prefixed to the reprint in 1868.An Introduction to the Study of Browning
Word Origin and History for exculpatory
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