Definitions for exculpatoryɪkˈskʌl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•cul•pa•to•ryɪkˈskʌl pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)
tending to clear from a charge of fault or guilt.
Origin of exculpatory:
clearing of guilt or blame
excusing or clearing of any wrongdoing.
clearing, or tending to clear, from alleged fault or guilt; excusing