- Deserving blame or condemnation; guilty.
- Responsible for or involved in a crime or wrongdoing.
From latin culpabilis, from culpare "to blame".
- The jury found him culpable of the crime.
- He felt culpable for the accident, even though it was not his fault.
- The company was found culpable for the oil spill.
- The employee was culpable for the financial loss of the company.
- The report found the government officials to be culpable for the corruption.