[ ek-skuhl-pey-shuhn ]
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  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


Other words from exculpation

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

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