[in-kuhl-puh-buh l]


not culpable; blameless; guiltless.

Origin of inculpable

From the Late Latin word inculpābilis, dating back to 1485–95. See in-3, culpable
Related formsin·cul·pa·bil·i·ty, in·cul·pa·ble·ness, nounin·cul·pa·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inculpable

clean, clear, exemplary, innocent

Examples from the Web for inculpable

Historical Examples of inculpable

  • Much of the product of industry is assigned to the agents of production mainly on the basis of inculpable possession.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

British Dictionary definitions for inculpable



incapable of being blamed or accused; guiltless
Derived Formsinculpability or inculpableness, nouninculpably, adverb
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