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See also: discúlpate



From Latin disculpatus, past participle of disculpare (to disculpate), from dis- + culpare (to blame), culpa (fault).


  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪsˈkʌɫpeɪt], [dɪsˈkʊɫpeɪt]


disculpate (third-person singular simple present disculpates, present participle disculpating, simple past and past participle disculpated)

  1. (transitive) To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.
    • Walpole
      I almost fear you think I begged it, but I can disculpate myself.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disculpate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)