noun, plural cul·pae [kuhl-pee; Latin koo l-pahy] /ˈkʌl pi; Latin ˈkʊl paɪ/.
Origin of culpa
Definition for culpa (2 of 2)
noun plural me·a cul·pas.
Origin of mea culpa
Examples from the Web for culpa
Indeed Aquilian culpa, in which the fault did not extend to intentional aggression, is a juristic equitable development.
Etiam si quis a culpa vacuus in amicitiam ejus inciderat, quotidiano usu per similisque ceteris efficiebatur.St. Winifred's|Frederic W. Farrar
Hence a set of nominate delicts requiring dolus is supplemented by a theory of culpa.
As the Romanist would say, we should apply a concrete standard of culpa.
I have no doubt that this recalcitrance to the crime-novel is a culpa, if not a culpa maxima.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for culpa (1 of 2)
noun plural -pae (-piː)
Word Origin for culpa
British Dictionary definitions for culpa (2 of 2)
Word Origin for mea culpa
Word Origin and History for culpa
Latin, literally "I am to blame," a phrase from the prayer of confession in the Latin liturgy.