exculpatory exculpatory  /ˌɛk ˈskəl pə ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) clearing of guilt or blame


  1. Mackey subsequently asked the court to dismiss the charges on the grounds that the prosecution had not shared exculpatory information, as required by law.
  2. And it recounts the atrocities perpetrated on members of the Israeli delegation in dispassionate, mostly exculpatory prose.
  3. The exhibition shows how the vast exculpatory fiction of Manifest Destiny wound its way round the facts of conquest and turned them into art.



  1. "He will in fact be providing very significant exculpatory evidence," in the Krajisnik case, Dershowitz said.
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Alan Dershowitz Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Kurnaz's lawyer, Baher Azmy, said "ignoring exculpatory evidence and seemingly manufacturing evidence about ties to a supposed suicide bomber demonstrates how profoundly flawed this process is. This is the process the government is asking the court...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Baher Azmy Source: Newsday

  3. "The state is not aware of any additional material or information which may be exculpatory in nature with respect to the defendant," Nifong said in the filing. "Should we learn of the existence of any such material or information in the...
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Mike Nifong Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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