Roman and Civil Law. negligence; neglect (distinguished from dolus): One is not always liable before law for culpa resulting in damages.
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How to use culpa in a sentence
Humbled by extreme backlash and facing monetary losses, this trio of toxicity issued their mea culpas only after there were no other words — or open right palms or rackets — to express themselves.A week of sorry sports apologies from men behaving badly | Candace Buckner | February 26, 2022 | Washington Post
This winter, Reply All’s probe into reported racism at Bon Appetit stirred up a firestorm about bias in Reply All’s own ranks, resulting in two producers stepping down and a mea culpa from the other hosts.
On August 17, just a few weeks before the fall campaign iced off, he had to go on national TV to offer a mea kinda sorta culpa.
In Washington, where politicians have mastered the art of the mea culpa, those words would not normally warrant much attention.
Like Gates, I also lost my policy objectivity—mea culpa—but for all the right reasons, as I believed then and still do.
Now I think Obama was right to do that mea culpa bit last week.It’s Time for Obama to Go on Offense on Health Care | Michael Tomasky | November 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the end, the two embraced and Eminem flicked off the crowd, a middle-finger mea culpa.Eminem’s Homophobic ‘Rap God’ Lyrics Are Getting a Free Pass | Kevin Fallon | October 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I know too well how little I profited by all his warnings, and I cry, Mea culpa.
For this, I can only beat my breast violently and mutter mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.Dead Giveaway | Gordon Randall Garrett
If he had been differently brought up, he might have beaten his breast and cried, "Mea culpa!"Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
Etiam si quis a culpa vacuus in amicitiam ejus inciderat, quotidiano usu per similisque ceteris efficiebatur.St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
He closeth his eyes and saith his mea culpa and setteth all his hopes in God.Tales from the Old French | Various
British Dictionary definitions for culpa
civil law an act of neglect
a fault; sin; guilt
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