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culpability

[kuhl-puh-bil-i-tee] /ˌkʌl pəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
guilt or blame that is deserved; blameworthiness.
Sometimes, culpableness.
Origin of culpability
Related forms
nonculpability, noun
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  • As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • They told all we wanted to know, and your culpability is the result.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • The culpability of neglect and omission may justly condemn the soul.

  • After giving him fully to understand his culpability in the matter, we parted.

    Opium Eating

    Anonymous
  • As it was, they knew that no matter how great their culpability, they could get off with slight loss.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
Word Origin and History for culpability
n.

1670s, from Late Latin culpabilitas "guilt, culpability," from Latin culpabilis (see culpable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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