Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To incriminate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To expose to blame or imputation of wrong-doing; incriminate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To blame; to impute guilt to; to accuse; to involve or implicate in guilt. Contrasted with exculpate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic To imply guilt; to incriminate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb suggest that someone is guilty

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin inculpāre, inculpāt- : in-, on; see in– + culpāre, to blame (from culpa, fault).]

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From Late Latin inculpare.

Examples

  • Just last week, John and Ken assured their obedient audience that despite the "censorship" campaign they say is determined to silence them, swift action by their advertisers impact they quickly minimized, and the threat of a possible boycott to KFI's major sponsors, they will continue to harass and inculpate "illegal aliens" of all our state's problems.

    Jorge-Mario Cabrera: John and Ken: The Best Apology Is a Farewell Message

  • Attorney General Eric Holder sternly mobilizes the Justice Department in a well-publicized search for some charge or other that the ever obedient British will accept to extradite him to the United States - and which will not inculpate the New York Times.

    Michael Brenner: Lessons of WikiLeaks

  • Just last week, John and Ken assured their obedient audience that despite the "censorship" campaign they say is determined to silence them, swift action by their advertisers impact they quickly minimized, and the threat of a possible boycott to KFI's major sponsors, they will continue to harass and inculpate "illegal aliens" of all our state's problems.

    Jorge-Mario Cabrera: John and Ken: The Best Apology Is a Farewell Message

  • "It makes little sense that a killer would successfully dispose of a murder weapon only to have his friends create evidence that could actually inculpate both the killer and the people covering up the killing," she said.

    D.C. judge acquits 3 of Wone slaying coverup, cites reasonable doubt

  • "It makes little sense that a killer would successfully dispose of a murder weapon only to have his friends create evidence that could actually inculpate both the killer and the people covering up the killing," she said.

    D.C. judge acquits 3 of Wone slaying coverup, cites reasonable doubt

  • "It makes little sense that a killer would successfully dispose of a murder weapon only to have his friends create evidence that could actually inculpate both the killer and the people covering up the killing," she said.

    D.C. judge acquits 3 of Wone slaying coverup, cites reasonable doubt

  • Assuming that you do have valuable information, you have a duty as a citizen to provide to appropriate authorities whatever information that you have which would inculpate or exculpate Mr. Tate.

    Was RPV Involved in Tate Charges?

  • No blame will be apportioned even if the inquiry finds facts that inculpate certain people...

    Things are Looking Brown for bleak... And he is caught lying, again! Has he no shame?

  • No blame will be apportioned even if the inquiry finds facts that inculpate certain people...

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The King consented to having a legal judgment, and early in September he addressed letters-patent to the Parliament, in which he said that he was “filled with the most just indignation on seeing the means which, by the confession of his Eminence the Cardinal, had been employed in order to inculpate his most dear spouse and companion.”

    Arrest of Cardinal de Rohan

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