noun plural me·a cul·pas.
Origin of mea culpa
Examples from the Web for mea
Contemporary Examples of mea
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.The Coming Democratic Midterm Collapse
August 2, 2014
In Washington, where politicians have mastered the art of the mea culpa, those words would not normally warrant much attention.Did the CIA Chief Just Dare Obama to Fire Him?
March 11, 2014
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
November 19, 2013
On Sunday, haredim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood punched and spat on a religious soldier wearing a knitted kippah.What Happens When We Call People 'Amalek'
July 17, 2013
Anyway, I go to the Wall today with the same defensive anxiety with which I walk into Mea Shearim.Women: Talk To The Wall
June 14, 2013
Historical Examples of mea
Say no more about it, Lamington; it's a mea mat as we say here—a thing that is past.The Ebbing Of The Tide
It was a good deal for a Madigan—the nearest they ever got to mea culpa: they were not Christians.The Madigans
"mea parte" for in ea parte; last line, "p'rato" for privato.
Go to confession, get down on my marrow-bones and say 'mea culpa'?Painted Veils
Could I do anything but pity her when she cried peccavi, mea culpa, mea culpa.Letters of Peregrine Pickle
George P. Upton
Word Origin for mea culpa
Latin, literally "I am to blame," a phrase from the prayer of confession in the Latin liturgy.