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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of freeing from guilt or blame; A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

Usage examples (34)
  • Sir Hugh, with entreaties that he would write a few lines to Mrs. Tyrold, in exculpation of her sorrowing daughter.
  • And, not least, of course, our need for self-exculpation.
  • It must be remembered, in partial exculpation of the fault of
  • I shall smile benignly and, in exculpation, mutter, "Let it be." for more
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