noun /ˌkʌlpəˈbɪləti/
The degree of ones blameworthiness in the commission of a crime or offence.
See Also: culpable

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  • Culpability — descends from the Latin concept of fault (culpa). The concept of culpability is intimately tied up with notions of agency, freedom and free will. All are commonly held to be necessary, but not sufficient, conditions for culpability. In… …   Wikipedia

  • culpability — I noun blame, blameworthiness, censurableness, chargeableness, criminality, delinquency, dereliction, failure in duty, fault, guilt, guiltiness, improbity, misbehavior, misconduct, misdoing, peccability, peccancy, remissness, reprehensibility,… …   Law dictionary

  • culpability — (n.) 1670s, from L.L. culpabilitas guilt, culpability, from L. culpabilis (see CULPABLE (Cf. culpable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Culpability — Cul pa*bil i*ty (k?l p? b?l ? t?), n.; pl. {Culpabilities} ( t?z). [Cf. F. culpabilit[ e].] The state of being culpable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culpability — *blame, guilt, fault Analogous words: responsibility, accountability (see corresponding adjectives at RESPONSIBLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • culpability — /kalpabilatiy/ Blameworthiness. Except in cases of absolute liability, a person s criminal culpability requires a showing that he acted purposely, knowingly, recklessly or negligently, as the law may require, with respect to each material element …   Black's law dictionary

  • culpability — culpable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving blame. DERIVATIVES culpability noun culpably adverb. ORIGIN Latin culpabilis, from culpa fault, blame …   English terms dictionary

  • culpability — noun see culpable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • culpability — See culpable. * * * …   Universalium

  • culpability — Synonyms and related words: arraignability, arraignableness, blameworthiness, bloody hands, burden, censurability, censurableness, chargeability, complicity, criminality, dirty hands, fault, guilt, guiltiness, guilty conscience, impeachability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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