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English definition of “exculpate”

exculpate

verb [T] uk   /ˈek.skəl.peɪt/ formal us  
to remove blame from someone: The pilot of the aircraft will surely be exculpated when all the facts are known.Innocent
exculpatory
adjective uk   /ekˈskʌl.peɪ.tər.i/ us    /-tɔː.ri/
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