[Medieval Latin exculpare , from Latin ex- out of + culpa blame]
: to clear from alleged fault or guilt [a statement…offered to the accused is not admissible unless corroborating circumstances clearly indicate the trustworthiness of the statement "Federal Rules of Evidence Rule 804(b)(3)"] compare acquit , exonerate
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