HyperDic: exculpation

English > 2 senses of the word exculpation:
NOUNcommunicationexculpation, excuse, alibi, self-justificationa defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
actexculpationthe act of freeing from guilt or blame
English > exculpation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc..
Synonymsexcuse, alibi, self-justification
Narrowerextenuation, mitigationA partial excuse to mitigate censure
Broaderdefense, defence, vindicationThe justification for some act or belief
Spanishautojustificación, coartada, excusa
Catalanautojustificació, coartada, excusa
English > exculpation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of freeing from guilt or blame.
Broaderforgiveness, pardonThe act of excusing a mistake or offense
Verbsexculpatepronounce not guilty of criminal charges

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