Exculpatory Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Exculpatory.

Exculpatory (adjective)

Exculpatory refers to something, typically evidence, that can clear someone, usually a defendant in a legal case, from blame or guilt. It is used to show that the person did not commit the crime or did not have any intention of doing anything illegal. In general, it is anything that helps to justify or excuse a person's actions in the eyes of the law.