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.

 

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