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inculpate

[ in-kuhl-peyt, in-kuhl-peyt ]
/ 瑟n藞k蕦l pe瑟t, 藞瑟n k蕦l pe瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路cul路pat路ed, in路cul路pat路ing.
to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
to involve in a charge; incriminate.
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Origin of inculpate

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; from Late Latin inculp膩tus, past participle of inculp膩re 鈥渢o blame,鈥 equivalent to Latin in- 鈥渋n鈥 + culp(a) 鈥渇ault鈥 + -膩tus past participle suffix; see in-2, -ate1; cf. culpable

OTHER WORDS FROM inculpate

in路cul路pa路tion, nounin路cul路pa路to路ry [in-kuhl-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /瑟n藞k蕦l p蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inculpate

1. exculpate, exonerate, inculpate 2. exculpatory, inculpatory
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British Dictionary definitions for inculpate

inculpate
/ (藞瑟nk蕦l藢pe瑟t, 瑟n藞k蕦lpe瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to

Derived forms of inculpate

inculpation, nouninculpative (瑟n藞k蕦lp蓹t瑟v) or inculpatory (瑟n藞k蕦lp蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for inculpate

C18: from Late Latin inculp膩re, from Latin culp膩re to blame, from culpa fault, blame
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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