Meaning of “culpable” in the English Dictionary

"culpable" in British English

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culpableadjective

uk /ˈkʌl.pə.bəl/ us /ˈkʌl.pə.bəl/ formal
culpability
noun [ U ] uk /ˌkʌl.pəˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌkʌl.pəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

After the accident, the company refused to accept culpability.
culpably
adverb uk /ˈkʌl.pə.bli/ us /ˈkʌl.pə.bli/

(Definition of “culpable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"culpable" in American English

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culpableadjective

us /ˈkʌl·pə·bəl/ fml

deserving to be blamed or considered responsible for something bad:

The landowner could be proved culpable for starting the fire.
culpability
noun [ U ] us /ˌkʌl·pəˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

He strongly denies any culpability in the tragedy.

(Definition of “culpable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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