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culpableadjective

uk   /ˈkʌl.pə.bəl/  us   /ˈkʌl.pə.bəl/ formal
deserving to be ​blamed or ​consideredresponsible for something ​bad: He was held culpable (= ​blamed) for all that had ​happened.
culpability
noun [U] uk   /ˌkʌl.pəˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌkʌl.pəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
After the ​accident, the ​companyrefused 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 ​consideredresponsible for something ​bad: The ​landowner could be ​proved culpable for ​starting the ​fire.
culpability
noun [U]  us   /ˌkʌl·pəˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
He ​stronglydenies any culpability in the ​tragedy.
(Definition of culpable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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