Ex*cul"pate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exculpated (?), p. pr. & vb. n.. Exculpating ().] [L. ex out + culpatus, p. p. of culpare to find fault with, to blame, culpa fault. See Culpable.]

To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.

He exculpated himself from being the author of the heroic epistle. Mason.

I exculpate him further for his writing against me. Milman.

Syn. -- To exonerate; absolve; clear; acquit; excuse; vindicate; justify.


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