Definition of Criminate

1. Verb. Bring an accusation against; level a charge against. "They want to criminate the prisoners "; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"




2. Verb. Rebuke formally.
Exact synonyms: Censure, Reprimand
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Specialized synonyms: Animadvert
Derivative terms: Censure, Reprimand

Definition of Criminate

1. v. t. To accuse of, or charge with, a crime.

Definition of Criminate

1. Verb. (transitive construed with '''of''') To accuse, incriminate, impeach. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive construed with '''of''') To rebuke, censure, reprimand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Criminate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminate

criminalising
criminalism
criminalist
criminalistics
criminalists
criminalities
criminality
criminalization
criminalize
criminalized
criminalizes
criminalizing
criminally
criminalness
criminals
criminate (current term)
criminated
criminates
criminating
crimination
criminations
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criminatory
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criminently
criminetly
criming
crimini
criminis
criminogenic

Literary usage of Criminate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1883)
"The defendant answered : " I decline to answer all the said interrogatories, upon the ground that my answer to them might tend to criminate me. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence by Thomas Starkie, George Morley Dowdeswell, John George Malcolm, George Sharswood (1876)
"If he would avail himself of the right to refuse to answer on the ground that the answer would criminate him, he must make the objection before answering ..."

3. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1881)
"It appears to me that the contention on the part of the appellant has been that the questions were not questions the answers to which might criminate or ..."

4. A Digest of the Law of Evidence by James Fitzjames Stephen, John Wilder May (1886)
"WITNESS NOT TO BE COMPELLED TO criminate HIMSELF. No one is bound to answer any question if the answer thereto would, in the opinion of the judge, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1914)
"Matters tending to criminate privileged.— Questions may nevertheless be put calling for answers which read per se would not disclose that the witness had ..."

6. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"Matters tending to criminate privileged.—Since it is well settled that, ... to disclose those facts which would either criminate or tend to criminate him.1 ..."

7. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1884)
"... which will tend to criminate the witness, affords no justification for his ... he might be compelled to criminate himself, —Held, that the fact that ..."

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