- The definition of culpable is deserving of blame.
An example of culpable is a person who has committed a wrongdoing.
deserving blame; blameworthy
Origin of culpablealtered, modeled on Classical Latin ; from Middle English coupable ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin culpabilis ; from culpa, crime, fault, blame
Deserving of blame or censure; blameworthy: “Rajiv's getting remarried without the divorce papers meant that he was equally culpable and that no one would be taking anyone to court” (Samrat Upadhyay).
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
Deserving of blame.