Mea-culpa meaning

mā'ə ko͝ol'pə, kŭl'-, mē'ə
An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.
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An apology or an acknowledgment of guilt.
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My fault, due to my error; my bad.
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Origin of mea-culpa

  • Latin meā culpā through my fault meā feminine ablative of meus my culpā ablative of culpa fault
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Latin phrase meā culpā (“through my fault"), from mea (“my, mine") and culpa (“fault") in the ablative
    From Wiktionary