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Definitions and Synonyms of exculpation | Another word for exculpation | What is exculpation?

Definition 1: the act of freeing from guilt or blame - [noun denoting act]

(exculpation is a kind of ...) the act of excusing a mistake or offense

Definition 2: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where exculpation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he kept finding excuses to stay
  • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
  • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable

Synonyms for exculpation in the sense of this definition

(exculpation is a kind of ...) the justification for some act or belief

"he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

(... is a kind of exculpation ) a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances

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