noun, plural cul·pae [kuhl-pee; Latin koo l-pahy] /ˈkʌl pi; Latin ˈkʊl paɪ/.
Origin of culpa
noun plural me·a cul·pas.
Origin of mea culpa
Examples from the Web for culpa
Historical Examples 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
Regarding this heresy, however, one may well say: Felix culpa.Reincarnation
As the Romanist would say, we should apply a concrete standard of culpa.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
But this is not the degree of culpa which can raise a misfortune to the pitch of a crime.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)
John Gibson Lockhart
Etiam si quis a culpa vacuus in amicitiam ejus inciderat, quotidiano usu per similisque ceteris efficiebatur.St. Winifred's
Frederic W. Farrar
noun plural -pae (-piː)
Word Origin for culpa
Word Origin for mea culpa
Latin, literally "I am to blame," a phrase from the prayer of confession in the Latin liturgy.