Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To involve in the commission of a crime; to give evidence against one in a criminal case.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To charge one with crime; to furnish ground for a criminal prosecution; to expose a person to a criminal charge. A witness cannot be compelled to answer any question which has a tendency to criminate hiin. Stewart v. Johnson, 18 N. J. Law, 87; Kendrick v. Comm., 78 Vn. 490.