exculpation

Definitions of exculpation
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n the act of freeing from guilt or blame

Type of:
forgiveness, pardon
the act of excusing a mistake or offense

n a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.

Synonyms:
alibi, excuse, self-justification
Types:
extenuation, mitigation
a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
Type of:
defence, defense, vindication
the justification for some act or belief

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