Etymology
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incriminate (v.)
1730, back-formation from incrimination (q.v.) or else from Medieval Latin incriminatus, past participle of incriminare "to incriminate, accuse." Related: Incriminated; incriminating.
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incrimination (n.)
1650s, noun of action from Medieval Latin incriminare "to incriminate, accuse," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + criminare "to accuse of a crime," from crimen (genitive criminis) "crime" (see crime).
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