culpableness

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

[kuhl-puh-buhl]
adjective
deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Latin culpābilis, equivalent to culpā(re) to hold liable (derivative of culpa blame) + -bilis -ble; replacing Middle English coupable < Middle French < Latin as above

culpability, culpableness, noun
culpably, adverb
nonculpable, adjective
nonculpableness, noun
nonculpably, adverb
unculpable, adjective


reprehensible.
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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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culpable
late 13c., coupable, from O.Fr. coupable, from L. culpabilis, from culpa "crime, fault, blame." English and French both restored the first Latin -l- in later Middle Ages.
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