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culpableness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culpable  \Cul"pa*ble\  (k?l"p?-b'l),  a.  [OE.  culpable,  coulpable, 
  coupable,  F.  coupable,  formerly  also  coupable,  formerly  also 
  coulpable,  culpable,  fr  L.  culpabilis  fr  culpare  to  blame, 
  fr  culpa  fault.] 
  1.  Deserving  censure;  worthy  of  blame;  faulty;  immoral; 
  criminal.  --State  Trials  (1413). 
 
  If  he  acts  according  to  the  best  reason  he  hath,  he 
  is  not  culpable,  though  he  be  mistaken  in  his 
  measures.  --Sharp. 
 
  2.  Guilty;  as  culpable  of  a  crime.  [Obs.]  --Spenser.  -- 
  {Cul"pa*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Cul"pa*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  culpableness 
  n  :  a  state  of  guilt  [syn:  {blameworthiness},  {culpability}] 




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