mea culpame·a cul·pa
[often in italics] an apology or an acknowledgment of guilt
Origin of mea culpafrom L, (by) my fault, I am to blame
An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault: The authors issued a mea culpa after their plagiarism was revealed.
Used to express guilt for a personal error or fault.
Origin of mea culpaLatin meā culpā through my fault meā feminine ablative of meus my culpā ablative of culpa fault