mea culpa


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me·a cul·pa

(mā′ə ko͝ol′pə, kŭl′-, mē′ə)
n.
An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault: The authors issued a mea culpa after their plagiarism was revealed.
interj.
Used to express guilt for a personal error or fault.

[Latin meā culpā, through my fault : meā, feminine ablative of meus, my + culpā, ablative of culpa, fault.]

mea culpa

(ˈmeɪɑː ˈkʊlpɑː)
an acknowledgment of guilt
[literally: my fault]

me•a cul•pa

(ˈmɛ ɑ ˈkʊl pɑ; Eng. ˈmeɪ ə ˈkʌl pə)
Latin. through my fault (used as an acknowledgment of personal error).

mea culpa

A Latin phrase meaning my fault, used to acknowledge guilt, especially in Roman Catholic ritual.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mea culpa - an acknowledgment of your error or guiltmea culpa - an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

mea culpa

noun
A statement of acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon:
apology, excuse, regret (used in plural).
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