guilt or blame that is deserved; blameworthiness.

Sometimes cul·pa·ble·ness.

Origin of culpability

Related formsnon·cul·pa·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for culpability

guilt, accountability, fault, responsibility

Examples from the Web for culpability

Contemporary Examples of culpability

Historical Examples of culpability

  • 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


  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper