Criminate
Criminate Crim"i*nate (kr?m"?-n?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Criminated} (-n?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Criminating} (-n?"t?ng).] [L. criminatus, p. p. of criminare, criminari, to criminate, fr. crimen. See {Crime}.] 1. To accuse of, or charge with, a crime. [1913 Webster]

To criminate, with the heavy and ungrounded charge of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt, independent, and reforming parliament. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render liable to a criminal charge. [1913 Webster]

Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear to criminate him. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • criminate — index accuse, arraign, blame, charge (accuse), complain (charge), denounce (condemn) …   Law dictionary

  • criminate — [krim′ə nāt΄] vt. criminated, criminating [< L criminatus, pp. of criminari < crimen: see CRIME] 1. to accuse of a crime or crimes 2. to give proof of the guilt of; incriminate 3. to condemn; censure crimination n. criminative adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • criminate — To charge one with crime; to furnish ground for a criminal prosecution; to implicate, accuse, or expose a person to a criminal charge. A witness cannot be compelled to answer any question which has a tendency to criminate him. See incriminate… …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminate — To charge one with crime; to furnish ground for a criminal prosecution; to implicate, accuse, or expose a person to a criminal charge. A witness cannot be compelled to answer any question which has a tendency to criminate him. See incriminate… …   Black's law dictionary

  • criminate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin criminatus, past participle of criminari, from crimin , crimen accusation Date: 1645 incriminate • crimination noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criminate — crimination, n. criminator, n. /krim euh nayt /, v.t., criminated, criminating. 1. to charge with a crime. 2. to incriminate. 3. to censure (something) as criminal; condemn. [1635 45; < L criminatus ptp. of criminari to accuse. See CRIME, ATE1] * …   Universalium

  • criminate — verb a) To accuse, incriminate, impeach. b) To rebuke, censure, reprimand. See Also: crimination …   Wiktionary

  • criminate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To cause to appear involved in or guilty of a crime or fault: implicate, incriminate, inculpate. See ATTACK, CRIMES …   English dictionary for students

  • criminate — crim·i·nate || krɪmɪneɪt v. charge with a crime, incriminate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • criminate — v. a. 1. Accuse, charge, arraign, impeach, allege to be guilty. 2. Involve in crime, implicate in guilt, show guilty …   New dictionary of synonyms

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