verb (used with object), in·cul·pat·ed, in·cul·pat·ing.
Origin of inculpate
Examples from the Web for inculpate
He had never been examined at Westwood's trial—and the law does not compel a man to inculpate himself.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant
He had heard that whenever a woman was to blame for a disappointment, the best way to avoid a scene was to inculpate oneself.Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
And so, as they had the power and wish to inculpate him, this expedient of an inquiry and trial seemed unnecessary.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
I have observed that my letter might inculpate me in the eyes of persons unacquainted with the particulars of what had passed.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
But I have already said I am not here to excuse myself or inculpate others.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for inculpate
Word Origin for inculpate
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.