- to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
- to involve in a charge; incriminate.
Origin of inculpate
Examples from the Web for inculpatory
This is the core of U.S. criminal justice: The plea bargain exchange of inculpatory perjury for immunities or reduced sentences.Stop the Murdoch Witch Hunt
July 22, 2011
Would the strain of inculpatory observations that we have been making, have answered their purpose?
Soon after I reached my brother's house he communicated to me the contents of this inculpatory letter.Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel
- (tr) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to
Word Origin and History for inculpatory
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.