- to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
- to involve in a charge; incriminate.
Origin of inculpate
Examples from the Web for inculpate
He was unwilling to tell what he had seen, lest it inculpate someone.The Gold Bag
The accused is at liberty not to answer a question which may inculpate him.Within an Inch of His Life
But I have already said I am not here to excuse myself or inculpate others.The Talisman
Sir Walter Scott
It shows how anxious the governor was to remove from his path all those who could inculpate him.In the Irish Brigade
G. A. Henty
Still nothing has transpired to inculpate any one, or, in the finding of a coroner's jury, connect man or woman with it.Gwen Wynn
- (tr) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to
Word Origin and History for inculpate
1799, "to accuse, bring charges against," from Medieval Latin inculpatus, past participle of inculpare "to reproach, blame, censure," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + culpare "to blame," from culpa "fault." But inculpable (late 15c.) means "not culpable, free from blame," from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + culpare.