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  • v  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

  • The defendant attempted to exculpate himself by providing an alibi that placed him far from the scene of the crime.
  • Every member of the caucus tried to exculpate himself by declaring that he took part in the plot under duress.
  • These days the Kremlin's Communists have one basic task on their minds: they hope, by pinning responsibility for Communist crimes of the past 20 years on Stalin, to exculpate .

  • William O Douglas in Washington Post
    In reversing the conviction, Justice William O. Douglas said: "A prosecution that withholds evidence on demand of an accused which, if made available, would tend to exculpate him or reduce the penalty helps shape a trial that bears heavily on the...
  • Igor Judge in ABS CBN News
    Judge said the legislation did not "exempt, nor make an exception, nor create a defense for, nor exculpate what some would describe as a terrorism in a just cause."

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