exculpation exculpation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  2. (n) the act of freeing from guilt or blame

Usage(s):

  1. Thus, exculpation, if one seeks it.
  2. Thus closed a famed case with what those hostile to Governor Small termed the acquisition of perhaps the most expensive coat of whitewash known in the annals of exculpation.
  3. If Ambrose's own attempts at exculpation are lame, there are some potential excuses for word and idea theft that one ought to mention.

Quotes

  • "By this time," Queenan says, "America had entered a dismal era when alcoholics demanded ceremonial exculpation for their wrongdoing because they professed to be powerless before their addiction."
    on Apr 22, 2009 By: Joe Queenan Source: USA Today

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