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exculpatory

(ĕks-kŭl′p-ŭ-tŏr″ē) [″ + L. culpare, to blame]
Granting a waiver or yielding a legal right. Exculpatory language that asks human subjects in research projects to waive their rights in informed consent agreements is unethical and illegal.
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If the adoption of a 102(b)(7) provision (or investment in a company that has one) is viewed as a waiver by stockholders of damages caused by directors intended to be covered by such provisions, why should these same stockholders be able to recover damages attributable to the conduct of those they agreed to exculpate? Further, how is it that exculpated defendants can be excluded from the definition of "joint tortfeasors"?
It is a narrative that exculpates, as in Tolstoy's late works that seek to chart a movement from immoral living to religious conversion (Confession, "Father Sergius," Resurrection).
Early in the investigation, his attorney received two separate anonymous letters attempting to exculpate the husband.
According to Reuters, the airline stated that the investigation could have been 'tailored to exculpate the civil aviation agency that issued the report'.
Each of these groups often sought to exculpate itself at the cost of inculpating the other.
Censuring German historians, especially Ernst Nolte, for their attempts to exculpate the Wehrmacht, Bartov claims these actions made it the only modern military body to accept genocide as official policy.
Despite the title of the film, Morris does not buy the idea that complexities, confusions, and uncertainties of war exculpate the individuals who make the decisions.
They also assert that Sorkin provided truthful information to investigators and did not say anything that would exculpate Grass or other executives regarding the contracts.
Management accountants, as CEOs, cannot exculpate themselves from the controversy.
Not that such information would exculpate Milosevic, but without it the trial will be perceived as victor's justice.
His purpose is "neither to indite nor to exculpate, neither to devise spurious logical traps to ensnare every German of murderous Judeophobia nor to devise escape hatches to insulate the Germans from accepting moral responsibility" (5).
These men, anxious to exculpate themselves, did not reveal much about what they did together.