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  • adj. that causes someone to be blamed for something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Imputing blame; causing blame to be imputed to; criminatory; compromising; implicating. Opposite of exculpatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to inculpate or criminate; criminatory: opposed to exculpatory: as, inculpatory disclosures.

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

  • adj. causing blame to be imputed to


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  • The Miranda Case states: Our holding will be spelled out with some specificity in the pages which follow but briefly stated it is this: the prosecution may not use statements, whether exculpatory or inculpatory, stemming from custodial interrogation of the defendant unless it demonstrates the use of procedural safeguards effective to secure the privilege against self-incrimination ….

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » How Is This Different From Citizens United

  • Prosecutors who might have enabled an inculpatory explanation for the tape instead went searching for exculpation, even when doing so required cross-examining their own witness.

    Alafair Burke: Creating a Culture of Innocence: Lessons from Hofstra and Duke

  • Then it ` s about Dr. Murray ` s consciousness of guilt, in seeking to destroy what might be inculpatory evidence.

    CNN Transcript Jul 29, 2009

  • If any woman that I've ever had an affair with called, it would take five seconds to get something inculpatory on tape.

    Love, War & Running For President

  • McCain relentlessly badgered the Pentagon, holding up Air Force promotions until the Defense Department produced some allegedly inculpatory e-mails.

    What These Eyes Have Seen

  • Somebody, channeling Karl Rove ~~ or perhaps the Rovester himself, when he himself was not channeling that ghoulish forebear who built German concentration camps ~~ had excised the inculpatory lines about this bogus aftermath of "The Brooks Brothers Riot."

    Any true review of "Recount" at HBO must be subtitled "Look Back in Anger"

  • (T) he record supports the court's determination that the question to defendant was interrogatory and designed ... to elicit the defendant's inculpatory cooperation, particularly in view of the deference afforded the court's credibility determinations.

    Fourth Department

  • One expects that the military isn't going to make trials of people who aren't dangerous and aren't terrorists a major priority, because it wants to use the military commissions for those people whom it believes are the worst actors and for whom it has the most inculpatory evidence.


  • They want not only inculpatory evidence, but exculpatory evidences also.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2008

  • Many time, found more evidence, inculpatory evidence, than the police found.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2008


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