culpability


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cul·pa·ble

 (kŭl′pə-bəl)
adj.
Deserving of blame or censure; blameworthy: "Rajiv's getting remarried without the divorce papers meant that he was equally culpable and that no one would be taking anyone to court" (Samrat Upadhyay).

[Middle English coupable, from Old French, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre, to blame, from culpa, fault.]

cul′pa·bil′i·ty n.
cul′pa·bly adv.

culpability

1. the condition of blameworthiness, criminality, censurability.
2. Obsolete, guilt. — culpable, adj.
See also: Law
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.culpability - a state of guiltculpability - a state of guilt      
guilt, guiltiness - the state of having committed an offense

culpability

noun blame, responsibility, fault, liability, accountability He added there was clear culpability on the part of the government.

culpability

noun
Responsibility for an error or crime:
Translations
لَوْم، استِحقاقيّة اللوْم
provinění
skyldighedstrafansvarlighed
büntethetõség
saknæmi, sekt
previnenie

culpability

[ˌkʌlpəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N (frm) → culpabilidad f

culpability

[ˌkʌlpəˈbɪlɪti] n (= guilt) → culpabilité f

culpability

n (form)Schuld f

culpable

(ˈkalpəbl) adjective
deserving blame; guilty. She was the one who committed the crime but he was culpable also.
ˌculpaˈbility noun
References in classic literature ?
Any culpability which had been imputed to him for negligence and irregularity was removed by the resolution.
Stephen Guest had not married her; which came to the same thing, so far as her culpability was concerned.
No blame attached to me: I am as free from culpability as any one of you three.
As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.
Bulstrode, which on the one hand would have inclined her to desire that the mildest view of his character should be the true one, but on the other, made her the more afraid of seeming to palliate his culpability. Again, the late alliance of her family with the Tollers had brought her in connection with the best circle, which gratified her in every direction except in the inclination to those serious views which she believed to be the best in another sense.
those with inconclusive evidence of culpability and were given the benefit of the doubt because of the guiding principles of the Board that it is better for many criminals to go free than to punish one innocent candidate.
The committee also identified political culpability in the lender's demise.
IANS New Delhi Alleging Narendra Modi's"personal culpability"in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister of"compromising national security"by unilaterally finalising the deal, shunning every rule of military procurement.
Alleging Prime Narendra Modi's "personal culpability" in the Rafale jet purchases, the trio asserted that the former bypassed every rule of defence procurement and "compromised national security".
Police are looking into the culpability of the owner of the rice field, Dominador Tara, 47, for the incident.
Senator Grace Poe on Monday said she would push for an inquiry to determine the culpability of Philippine National Police (PNP) officials in connection with the purchase of P 1.893 billion Mahindra patrol vehicles in 2015.
figure By ABIUD OCHIENGbr Swiss-based lawyer Marc Henzelin hired by Kenya to seek evidence linked to the Anglo leasing contracts in Switzerland Tuesday told the anti-corruption he cannot tell whether the information gathered is incriminating.Mr Henzelin said Attorney General's office engaged his services to seek Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) from Switzerland on behalf of the government but not to analyse the contents or investigate criminal culpability of those involved.