Culpable Definition

Deserving blame; blameworthy.
Webster's New World
Deserving of blame.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Culpable

  • From Middle English culpable, from Old French culpable, from Latin culpabilis (“blameworthy”), from culpare (“to blame, condemn”), from culpa (“fault, crime, mistake”)

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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