- deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
Origin of culpable
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Examples from the Web for culpable
How culpable are sites like Facebook, Google, and Apple in aiding potential spying, and the loss of privacy?Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
Russia should be regarded as culpable if separatists brought down this plane.Why Was Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Flying Through a War Zone?
July 17, 2014
But looking over decades of celebrity shots provokes a startling revelation: we're culpable too.Exposed: Paparazzi vs. the Stars Over the Past 50 Years
February 27, 2014
Moreover, American political figures who have proudly associated with The Family and with Rick Warren are culpable as well.Hillary, ‘The Family,’ and Uganda’s Anti-Gay Christian Mafia
February 25, 2014
And in November 2011, a DC district court judge ruled that both Iran and Sudan were culpable for the 1998 embassy bombings.Iran Honors Al-Qaeda Mentor
January 15, 2014
Knowing what human nature is, we cannot wonder at this disposition, culpable as it was.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
She referred to her son's culpable connection with Baroness Duvillard.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I don't believe the police have been culpable; they have only been faint-hearted.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
And as there were some murmurs at this remark; "Culpable, I repeat the word," he continued.The Fortune of the Rougons
De Chemerant, you are as culpable as this miserable scoundrel.A Romance of the West Indies
- deserving censure; blameworthy
Word Origin and History for culpable
late 13c., coupable, from Old French coupable (12c., Modern French coupable), from Latin culpabilis "worthy of blame," from culpare "to blame," from culpa "crime, fault, blame, guilt, error." English (and for a time French) restored the first Latin -l- in later Middle Ages.