(Informal) An excuse
(Law) A saving clause; reservation
A pardoning or being pardoned; forgiveness
(Dated) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait.
A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
Defense is defined as protection or the act of guarding.
A courteous expression of regret, especially at having to decline an invitation.
To explain or interpret on rational grounds
To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
To save or free (a person) from something
To free from a specified duty by providing or acting as a substitute.
To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
To free of a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
To pronounce free from guilt or blame; acquit
To send (money) in payment
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To palliate is to make something less painful or unpleasant, or to calm fears.
To rise above; overtop
To otherwise publicly reveal information about (someone) that has been kept private or secret
Mitigate is defined as to make something less severe, less harsh or less painful.
To mitigate or lessen.
To exculpate is defined as to free from guilt or blame.
To act as lawyer for (an accused)
The definition of concoct is to plan or make something using many parts.
To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
To release from a duty, obligation, etc.
(Sports) To defeat (an opponent) in a game in which the opponent does not score.
(Law) To free from a charge or imputation of guilt
To reprieve is to provide temporary or permanent relief from punishment.
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
Forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes
A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
An excuse; a pretext:
The definition of indulgence is the act of giving way to one's desires, something granted as a privilege or something that is enjoyed out of gratification.
A means of evading; a subterfuge.
Toward or on the right.
Something imagined or pretended:
The definition of an explanation is something that clarifies or makes clear.
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