Culpable meaning

kŭl'pə-bəl
The definition of culpable is deserving of blame.

An example of culpable is a person who has committed a wrongdoing.

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Deserving blame; blameworthy.
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Deserving of blame.
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Meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious; blameworthy.

I am culpable for stealing your money. (Deserving Blame)

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Deserving of blame or censure; blameworthy.
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Origin of culpable

  • Middle English coupable from Old French from Latin culpābilis from culpāre to blame from culpa fault
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English culpable, from Old French culpable, from Latin culpabilis (“blameworthy”), from culpare (“to blame, condemn”), from culpa (“fault, crime, mistake”)
    From Wiktionary