Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
criminatus, p. p. of
criminari, to criminate, fr.
To accuse of, or charge with, a crime.
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
Webster 1828 Edition
Our municipal laws do not require the offender to plead guilty or criminate himself.