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culpable

Definition of culpable

Etymology

    From Middle English culpable < Old French culpable < Latin culpabilis ("blameworthy") < culpare ("to blame, condemn") < culpa ("fault, crime, mistake")

Pronunciation

Adjective

culpable (comparative more culpable, superlative most culpable)

  1. meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious; blameworthy

    I am culpable for stealing your money.

Derived terms

  • culpability
  • culpably
  • culpable negligence

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