[ in-kuhl-puh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈkʌl pə bəl /


not culpable; blameless; guiltless.

Origin of inculpable

From the Late Latin word inculpābilis, dating back to 1485–95. See in-3, culpable

Related forms

in·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

Examples from the Web for 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


/ (ɪnˈkʌlpəbəl) /


incapable of being blamed or accused; guiltless

Derived Forms

inculpability or inculpableness, nouninculpably, adverb
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