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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of incriminare, from Latin crimen; CRIME

incriminate

verb
     
in‧crim‧i‧nate [transitive]
SCCSCL to make someone seem guilty of a crime
incriminate yourself
He refused to answer questions for fear he might incriminate himself.
incriminating adjective:
incriminating evidence
incrimination noun [uncountable]
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