Inculpate is the opposite of exculpate, just as inculpatory evidence is the opposite of exculpatory evidence. By inculpating someone else, an accused person may manage to exculpate himself. Through plea bargaining, the prosecution can often encourage a defendant to inculpate his friends in return for a lighter sentence.
Examples of inculpate in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOver the years, Pearcy has given numerous different accounts of the crime — at times blaming Dailey and other times inculpating himself.
Pamela Colloff, ProPublica, 13 Feb. 2012
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