culpable

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Culpable \Cul"pa*ble\ (k?l"p?-b'l), adjective [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable, formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.]

1. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal. --State Trials (1413).

If he acts according to the best reason he hath, he is not culpable, though he be mistaken in his measures. --Sharp.

2. Guilty; as, culpable of a crime. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- {Cul"pa*ble*ness}, noun -- {Cul"pa*bly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

culpable

adjective

1: deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence" [syn: {blameworthy}, {blamable}, {blameable}, {blameful}, {censurable}, {culpable}]


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