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To accuse; to involve in blame or guilt.

When an individual who has committed a crime imputes guilt upon another individual, he or she is thereby inculpating such individual.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO INCULPATE. To accuse one of a crime or misdemeanor.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hargis also raised a related but slightly different argument in support of severance: "that he was unable to put on a full defense since he had no way to elicit from the testifying officer that the statement he gave to police prior to leading them to the body and murder weapon inculpated his codefendant," presumably, the court surmised, because Daugherty's counsel could have prevented Hargis' counsel from eliciting that statement on Bruton grounds.
falsely inculpated others, eleven of whom were later also exonerated by
Raskin used a two-step process in case confirmation where there was a confession that inculpated or exculpated the examinee, and there was independent physical evidence consistent with the confession.
Iraq is also inculpated in the September 11 atrocity.
He becomes a historical exemplar, profound, sleazy, influential, enigmatic, caught up and inculpated, as well as self-caricatural, a "peasant mandarin"(29) come to rule: tragicomic Oidi-nous Turannos, Swellhead the Tyrant.
Having been thoroughly inculpated in the bitter satire on modern European civilization near the end of the second voyage, Gulliver has remained largely `transparent' throughout his tour of Laputa and Balnibarbi.
Suleri finds, upon reading the trial of Warren Hastings, that Hastings' accusers were rhetorically compelled to differentiate their own legal authority from Hastings' pernicious use of colonial power to ill effect; else the colonial enterprise itself would have been inculpated in Hastings' apparent irrationality.
(19) Being legally prevented from participating in politics means, if one accepts Aksakov's premises, that the people in an autocratic regime are therefore not inculpated in the inevitable sins of authority.
Ramos, wherein counsel for the defendant on the charge under investigation had specifically instructed the defendant not to answer any questions about unrelated matters, and where despite that instruction, the defendant inculpated himself on an unrelated matter.
BP has all but acknowledged its negligence--and has inculpated Transocean and Halliburton--in its internal investigation of the factors that caused the Gulf oil spill.
The requisite reason to know that a waiver might be inferred should be found only if the witness' prior statements were (a) "testimonial," meaning that they were voluntarily made under oath in the context of the same judicial proceeding, and (b ) "incriminating," meaning that they did not merely deal with matters "collateral" to the events surrounding commission of the crime, but directly inculpated the witness on the charges at issue (id) (internal citations omitted) (Klein v Harris, 667 F2d at 288).
See generally Garrett, Judging Innocence, supra note 3, at 71-72 (2008) (describing a "DNA confirmation group" of sixty-three individuals who had been inculpated by postconviction DNA testing).