cul·pa·ble /'kəl-pə-bəl/ adj: deserving condemnation or blame as wrong or harmful
cul·pa·bil·i·ty /ˌkəl-pə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
cul·pa·ble·ness n
cul·pa·bly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective accusable, at fault, blamable, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, condemnable, convictable, criminal, criminous, culpandus, delinquent, deserving blame, deserving censure, discreditable, dishonest, disorderly, dissolute, encroaching, felonious, guilty, having violated the law, improper, in error, in the wrong, indictable, indiscreet, lawbreaking, lawless, meriting censure, meriting condemnation, misdemeanant, peccant, punishable, responsible, transgressing, unrighteous, worthy of blame, wrong II index at fault, blameful, blameworthy, contemptible, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), disobedient, felonious, guilty, iniquitous, peccable, reprehensible, reprobate, sinister, unjustifiable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Guilty; deserving blame or punishment.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Sufficiently responsible for criminal acts or negligence to be at fault and liable for the conduct.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adj. Deserving of blame.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Blameworthy; involving the commission of a fault or the breach of a duty imposed by law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Blameworthy; involving the commission of a fault or the breach of a duty imposed by law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   sufficiently responsible for criminal acts or negligence to be at fault and liable for the conduct. Sometimes culpability rests on whether the person realized the wrongful nature of his/her actions and thus should take the blame.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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