- The definition of culpable is deserving of blame.
An example of culpable is a person who has committed a wrongdoing.
Origin of culpablealtered, modeled on Classical Latin ; from Middle English coupable ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin culpabilis ; from culpa, crime, fault, blame
Origin of culpableMiddle English coupable, from Old French, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre, to blame, from culpa, fault.
(comparative more culpable, superlative most culpable)
culpable - Legal Definition