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Incriminate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    incriminate v
  1. suggest that someone is guilty [syn: imply, inculpate]
  2. bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "He charged the man with spousal abuse" [syn: accuse, impeach, criminate]
Incriminate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Incriminate \In*crim"i*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incriminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Incriminating.] [LL. incriminatus, p. p. of incriminare; in- in + criminare, criminari, to accuse one of a crime. See Criminate.] To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.
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Crime is the breach of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Individual human societies may each define crime and crimes differently, in different localities (state, local, international), at different time stages of the so-called "crime" (planning, disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared, incompleted, completed or futuristically proclaimed after the "crime".

Most crimes are not reported, not recorded, not followed through, or not able to be proved.

While every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law counts as a crime; for example: breaches of contract and of other civil law may rank as "offences" or as "infractions". Modern societies generally regard crimes as offences against the public or the state, as distinguished from torts (offences against private parties that can give rise to a civil cause of action).

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  • Marijuana Taxes Are Upheld, But Paying Them Could Incriminate You
    As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Taxes Are Big Business, But Even Paying Them Could Be Self-Incrimination Since Federal Law Still Says It's a Crime. Read more on this news related to 'Incriminate'
  • Oscar Pistorius Detective Told 'Blatant Lies'
    The former lead detective in the Oscar Pistorius investigation told "blatant lies" to incriminate the Paralympic champion, a court has heard. The athlete's lawyer Barry Roux made the claim about Hilton Botha as he gave the defence's closing arguments in the murder trial. He was responding to prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who earlier told the court Pisto Read more on this news related to 'Incriminate'
  • Reading police: Woman makes false rape claim to get revenge on ex-boyfriend
    A woman's plan to get revenge on her former boyfriend has backfired, police said Friday. Cori Lynn Osiecki was arrested and charged with false report - falsely incriminate another. Osiecki reported to police that she was sexually assaulted by a former boyfriend on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Osiecki was transported by ambul Read more on this news related to 'Incriminate'

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