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noun as in blame

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Some judges have dropped the issue of culpability, saying they will take it up again down the road.

The company only acknowledges its own culpability in obscure academic journals and internal memos.

From Vox

Keefe talks about writing the book and what may lie behind the Sacklers’ denials of their culpability for the opioid crisis.

Cooperating witnesses are the lifeblood for prosecutors because they provide a road map that not only lays out the names and culpability of their co-conspirators, but also reveals the mind-set of those who participated in the crime.

Weitz notes that the results are still preliminary and incomplete, but he thinks they are “intriguing” and might help us “begin to walk away from this notion of culpability” where it isn’t appropriate.

He denies complete culpability and has blamed mechanical failures, including malfunctioning watertight doors, for the sinking.

But the law insists on judging legal culpability by reference, at least in part, to results.

Why then does legal culpability not follow moral culpability?

Who best dealt with their culpability and crimes during the war?

Studies seeking to count war dead inevitably raise questions of moral culpability, but their real utility lies elsewhere.

He evidently felt that he ought to defend his own sagacity and absolve himself from mariner's culpability.

Nor had he the innate sense that his misfortunes had been incurred without the culpability of, at least, neglect on his own part.

Upon admitting Lionel again to his presence, he spoke forcibly, though with brevity, upon the culpability of his conduct.

He instantly relieved Mrs. Clephane of culpability; Mrs. Winton did not count with him.

Kemble translates bana "slaughterer," which implies brutality, and perhaps culpability.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to culpability, such as: accountability, guilt, blameworthiness, culpableness, fault, and responsibility.

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