culpability

noun
cul·​pa·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌkəl-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce culpability (audio) \

Definition of culpability

: responsibility for wrongdoing or failure : the quality or state of being culpable moral/legal/criminal culpability He refuses to acknowledge his own culpability. Culpability for our failure to reduce petroleum imports falls across the political spectrum.— Gregg Easterbrook

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1652, in the meaning defined above

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