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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)

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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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