- to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
- to involve in a charge; incriminate.
Origin of inculpate
Antonyms for inculpate
Related Words for inculpationcriticism, animadversion, reprehension, disparagement, accusation, reprobation, arraignment, rebuke, obloquy, tirade, castigation, charge, disapproval, attack, denunciation, invective, reproof, indictment, diatribe, complaint
Examples from the Web for inculpation
Historical Examples of inculpation
Coupled, however, as the inculpation is with extenuatory remarks, we think Lord Byrons observations valuable.The History of Prostitution
William W. Sanger
An awkwardness had arisen through the inculpation of Maurice, and everybody found they had work to do that evening.Sinister Street, vol. 2
I fancied her mother took leave of me coldly, and with a certain effect of inculpation.Through the Eye of the Needle
William Dean Howells
- (tr) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to
Word Origin for inculpate
1798, noun of action from 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.