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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cul·pa·tion n.  The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that which exculpates; excuse.
    These robbers, however, were men who might have made out a strong case in exculpation of themselves.   --Southey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep
           a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay";
           "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job";
           "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
           [syn: excuse, alibi, self-justification]
      2: the act of freeing from guilt or blame