from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inculpatory; censuring; reprehensory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Expressing blame; censuring; reprehensory; inculpating.

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  • adjective Expressing blame; censuring.


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  • Yet time was, when the innocent word "zounds" was written with the same culpatory dashes and hyphens as the "damns that have had their day;" and "pigs," we suppose, were exenterated in like manner: suggested only by their heads and tails, -- the first letter and the last.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • To make culpatory statements against others, [74] without ability to prove them, is, to say the least, hazardous; but to make accusations to formulate which the accuser is forced, not only to ignore facts, but actually to deny them, is, to our mind, nothing short of rank defamation.

    West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas


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