inculpation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inculpation an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed "his incrimination was based on my testimony","the police laid the blame on the driver"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inculpation Blame; censure; crimination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inculpation The act of inculpating, or the state of being inculpated; incrimination.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. inculpation,

Usage

In literature:

Granice was overcome by the futility of any farther attempt to inculpate himself.
"The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1 (of 10)" by Edith Wharton
Honourable Members hint dissonance; Committee-Members, inculpated in the Speech, utter dissonance; demand 'delay in printing.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
But I have already said I am not here to excuse myself or inculpate others.
"The Talisman" by Sir Walter Scott
Observe the word inculpe, incriminated, or suspected of crime.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
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" by Max Beerbohm
He began to formulate excuses for her that inculpated himself.
"Mount Music" by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
With a sheaf of these letters in his pocket, each one inculpating both parties to the illegal "deals," Blount grew gayly exultant.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
I will not be accused of inculpating any one in this disastrous affair.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
Suppose, however, that he had been previously inculpated.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
They would be confident that I was innocent, but at the same time they would know the risk I ran of being inculpated with the guilty.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
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