Exculpate Law and Legal Definition

The term exculpate means to clear of guilt or blame. When a person is pronounced not guilty of criminal charges the person is said to be exculpated. To exculpate means to free from accusation or blame for a blameworthy act. Exculpation does not imply the act was criminal or otherwise illegal or illicit. The term exculpate is employed in sense of excuse of justification.