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Meaning of EXCULPATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of freeing from guilt or blame
  2. [n]  a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
 

EXCULPATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: alibi, excuse, self-justification
 
 See Also: defence, defense, extenuation, forgiveness, mitigation, pardon, vindication

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex`cul*pa"tion\, n. [Cf. LL. exculpatio.]
The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that
which exculpates; excuse.

      These robbers, however, were men who might have made
      out a strong case in exculpation of themselves.
                                               --Southey.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolution, acquittal, acquittance, amnesty, clearance, clearing, compurgation, destigmatization, destigmatizing, discharge, disculpation, dismissal, excuse, exemption, exoneration, explanation, forgiveness, grace, immunity, indemnity, justification, pardon, purgation, purging, quietus, quittance, rationalization, redemption, rehabilitation, reinstatement, release, remission, remission of sin, reprieve, restoration, shrift, sparing, verdict of acquittal, vindication
 

 

 

 

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