Definition of culpable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

culpable

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkʌlpəbl//
 
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responsible and deserving blame for having done something wrong The accident was the result of a culpable failure to consider the risks involved.
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NAmE//ˌkʌlpəˈbɪlət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable] The punishment should be proportionate to the gravity of the offense and the degree of culpability of the offender.
NAmE//ˈkʌlpəbli//
 
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