inculpation

inculpate

[in-kuhl-peyt, in-kuhl-peyt]
verb (used with object), inculpated, inculpating.
1.
to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
2.
to involve in a charge; incriminate.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Late Latin inculpātus past participle of inculpāre to blame, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + culp(a) fault + -ātus -ate1; cf. culpable

inculpation, noun
inculpatory [in-kuhl-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective

1. exculpate, exonerate, inculpate ; 2. exculpatory, inculpatory.


1, 2. exonerate.
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inculpate (ˈɪnkʌlˌpeɪt, ɪnˈkʌlpeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to
 
[C18: from Late Latin inculpāre, from Latin culpāre to blame, from culpa fault, blame]
 
incul'pation
 
n
 
inculpative
 
adj
 
inculpatory
 
adj

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inculpate
1799, "to accuse, bring charges against," from M.L. inculpatus, pp. of inculpare "to reproach, blame, censure," from L. in- "in" + culpare "to blame," from culpa "fault." But inculpable (1491) means "not culpable, free from blame," from L. in- "not" + culpare.
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