exculpation

[ ek-skuhl-pey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. clearance from a charge of guilt or fault; vindication: A biological or environmental explanation for a criminal act does not translate into exculpation of the individual.

  2. legal protection from charges of guilt or fault:Each commissioner and officer shall be entitled to exculpation from liability and to indemnification by the District to the extent set forth in the Act.

Origin of exculpation

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Other words from exculpation

  • non·ex·cul·pa·tion, noun
  • self-ex·cul·pa·tion, noun

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