Definition of exculpation in US English:

exculpation

noun

formal
  • See exculpate

    • ‘Shunned as pariahs and labeled psychopaths, the PTSD category offered moral exculpation and access to compensation.’
    • ‘Where we disagree, then, is on the relative merit of before-the-fact permission and retroactive exculpation.’
    • ‘Certainly, lines of inquiry which may conduce to exculpation is one of the hallmarks of material to be disclosed.’
    • ‘However, in this case, it was the applicant and not the prosecution that called the co-accused to give evidence suggesting his exculpation.’
    • ‘When I refer to ‘defence’ there, I mean it is an evidentiary burden cast on the accused which is in the nature of exculpation, justification or vindication.’

Pronunciation

exculpation

/ˌɛkskəlˈpeɪʃ(ə)n//ˌekskəlˈpāSH(ə)n/