[in-kuhl-peyt, in-kuhl-peyt] /ɪnˈkʌl peɪt, ˈɪn kʌl peɪt/

verb (used with object), inculpated, inculpating.
to charge with fault; blame; accuse.
to involve in a charge; incriminate.
/ˈɪnkʌlˌpeɪt; ɪnˈkʌlpeɪt/
(transitive) to incriminate; cause blame to be imputed to

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.


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