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Definition: Inculpatory

What is the dictionary definition of Inculpatory?

Dictionary Definition

That causes someone to be blamed for something

Full Definition of Inculpatory

A person makes a statement that is ‘inculpatory’ if it that statement tends to implicate that person in a crime. To inculpate oneself is to accept culpability (blame). For example: It’s a fair cop guv’nor — put the cuffs on — I’ll come quietly. An inculpatory statement is almost the same thing as a confession. The opposite — an exculpatory statement — is one that denies or rejects the blame.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Inculpatory are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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