To make one guilty of a crime, to show an involvement in a crime.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
To charge with crime; to expose to an accusation or charge of crime; to involve oneself or another in a criminal prosecution or the danger thereof; as, in the rule that a witness is not bound to give testimony which would tend to incriminate him. Incriminating clronmstanoe. A fact or circumstance, collateral to the fact of the commission of a crime, which tends to show eituer that such a crime has been committed or that some particular person committed it.