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Monday, July 17, 2017

Definitions for exculpatory

  1. tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.

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Citations for exculpatory
Stacy is now morbidly fascinated by the circumstances of the tape and wondering if this could somehow be exculpatory in Lloyd's case. Seth Greenland, The Bones, 2005
Prosecutors’ offices should adopt a standard “open file” policy, which would involve turning over all exculpatory evidence as a rule, thus reducing the potential for error. The Editorial Board, "Rampant Prosecutorial Misconduct," New York Times, January 4, 2014
Origin of exculpatory
1770-1780
Exculpatory was first recorded in the 1770s. It derives from Latin exculpātus “freed from blame.”