What does culpability mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blameworthiness, culpability, culpableness(noun)

    a state of guilt


  1. culpability(Noun)

    The degree of one's blameworthiness in the commission of a crime or offence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culpability(noun)

    the state of being culpable

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. culpabilit.]


  1. Culpability

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culpability in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culpability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Green:

    It will still be necessary to establish personal culpability. I think establishing personal culpability will always be a very big ask when you are dealing with senior bankers.

  2. Joseph Nkaissery:

    I am convinced of the need for a thorough investigation into the terrorist attack ... to establish possible criminal culpability of individual officers or relevant security committees.

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