Definitions for culpability
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blameworthiness, culpability, culpableness(noun)
a state of guilt
The degree of one's blameworthiness in the commission of a crime or offence.
the state of being culpable
Origin: [Cf. F. culpabilit.]
Culpability descends from the Latin concept of fault. The concept of culpability is intimately tied up with notions of agency, freedom, and free will. All are commonly held to be necessary, but not sufficient, conditions for culpability. In explanations and predictions of human action and inaction, culpability is a measure of the degree to which an agent, such as a person, can be held morally or legally responsible. Culpability marks the dividing line between moral evil, like murder, for which someone may be held responsible and natural evil, like earthquakes, for which no one can be held responsible.
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