Crim"i*nate (krm"-nt), v. t. [imp & p. p. Criminated (-n`td); p. pr. & vb. n. Criminating (-n"tng).] [L. criminatus, p. p. of criminare, criminari, to criminate, fr. crimen. See Crime.]
To accuse of, or charge with, a crime.
To criminate, with the heavy and ungrounded charge of disloyalty and disaffection, an uncorrupt, independent, and reforming parliament.
To involve in a crime or in its consequences; to render liable to a criminal charge.
Impelled by the strongest pressure of hope and fear to criminate him.
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