Definition of culpability noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkʌlpəˈbɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌlpəˈbɪləti//
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the fact of being responsible and deserving blame for having done something wrong The punishment should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the degree of culpability of the offender.