Culpableness
Culpable Cul"pa*ble (k?l"p?-b'l), a. [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable, formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.] [1913 Webster] 1. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal. --State Trials (1413). [1913 Webster]

If he acts according to the best reason he hath, he is not culpable, though he be mistaken in his measures. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]

2. Guilty; as, culpable of a crime. [Obs.] --Spenser. -- {Cul"pa*ble*ness}, n. -- {Cul"pa*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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