culpability

[kuhl-puh-bil-i-tee]
noun
guilt or blame that is deserved; blameworthiness.
Sometimes, culpableness.


Origin:
culpabl(e) + -ity

nonculpability, noun
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culpable (ˈkʌlpəbəl)
 
adj
deserving censure; blameworthy
 
[C14: from Old French coupable, from Latin culpābilis, from culpāre to blame, from culpa fault]
 
culpa'bility
 
n
 
'culpableness
 
n
 
'culpably
 
adv

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Example sentences
But the culpability of family members is not always so clear cut.
Delta settled out of court, but has not admitted culpability.
It's not about hiding misconduct or culpability but avoiding the fickle
  inclinations of the market.
More often than not, suits are settled as a matter of economic efficiency, not
  police culpability.
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