inculpate
transitive verb (-pated; -pating) Etymology: Late Latin inculpatus, from Latin in- + culpatus, past participle of culpare to blame, from culpa guilt Date: 1799 incriminateinculpation nouninculpatory adjective

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  • inculpate — index accuse, arraign, blame, charge (accuse), complain (charge), confess, denigrate …   Law dictionary

  • Inculpate — In*cul pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inculpated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inculpating}.] [LL. inculpatus, p. p. of inculpare to blame; pref. in in + culpa fault. See {Culpable}.] Note: [A word of recent introduction.] To blame; to impute guilt to; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inculpate — (v.) 1799, to accuse, bring charges against, from M.L. inculpatus, pp. of inculpare to reproach, blame, censure, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + culpare to blame, from culpa fault. But inculpable (late 15c.) means not culpable, free from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inculpate — [in kul′pāt΄, in′kul pāt΄] vt. inculpated, inculpating [< ML inculpatus, pp. of inculpare, to blame < L in, in, on + culpa, fault, blame] INCRIMINATE inculpation n. inculpatory [in kul′pə tôr΄ē, in′kulpə tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • inculpate — inculpation, n. inculpatory /in kul peuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /in kul payt, in kul payt/, v.t., inculpated, inculpating. 1. to charge with fault; blame; accuse. 2. to involve in a charge; incriminate. [1790 1800; < LL inculpatus ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • inculpate — verb To imply guilt; to incriminate …   Wiktionary

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

  • inculpate — in·cul·pate || ɪn kÊŒlpeɪt / ɪnkÊŒlpeɪt v. incriminate, charge with a crime; accuse, blame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inculpate — [ ɪnkʌlpeɪt] verb archaic accuse, blame, or incriminate. Derivatives inculpation noun inculpatory adjective Origin C18: from late L. inculpat , inculpare make culpable …   English new terms dictionary

  • inculpate — v. a. Accuse, charge, impeach, criminate, incriminate, blame, censure, impute guilt to, involve in guilt …   New dictionary of synonyms

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