Exculpatory

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If a person make an exculpatory statement, he or she is rejecting or denying culpability (blame) for a crime. For example: I didn't do nuffin. The opposite, an Inculpatory statement, is an acceptance of culpability. Sometimes a statement that purports to be a Confession will contained mixed inculpatory and exculpatory elements: Alright, I done the robbery, but I didn't shoot no-one.

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