inculpatory

adjective
in·cul·pa·to·ry | \ in-ˈkəl-pə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of inculpatory 

: implying or imputing guilt : tending to incriminate or inculpate an inculpatory statement

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After Wilkes published an especially stinging pamphlet, his home was raided for inculpatory papers. Fortune, "How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech," 11 Oct. 2017 In that instance, the judge was directed to let the state continue questioning uncooperative co-defendant Steven Bradley in order to lay a foundation to introduce an inculpatory statement given to police in 2014. Ken Daley, NOLA.com, "Mistrial ruling overturned in Reserve couple drownings case," 28 Aug. 2017

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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inculpatory

adjective
in·cul·pa·to·ry | \ in-ˈkəl-pə-ˌtōr-ē \

Legal Definition of inculpatory 

: incriminating made inculpatory statements to the police — compare exculpatory

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