Definition of culpability in English:



  • Responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.

    ‘a level of moral culpability’
    • ‘I would like to know Ed's opinion about his responsibility or culpability in all this.’
    • ‘The criminal law normally reflects culpability and blameworthiness for moral wrong in a general sense.’
    • ‘Other students have been codifying laws regarding fraud, forgery and rules on criminal culpability.’
    • ‘The section confuses issues of legal responsibility or liability and moral culpability.’
    • ‘Police are investigating whether there is any criminal culpability surrounding how the indoor arena was being operated.’
    guilt, blame, fault, responsibility, accountability, liability, answerability
    guiltiness, blameworthiness
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