a. deserving of condemnation, censure or blame for being evil, wrong, or improper; criminal
The police in Bangladesh charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 of their employees with culpable homicide in the deaths of 112 workers in a fire last year that came to symbolize the appalling working conditions in the country’s dominant textile industry.
Amid growing discontent in South Africa at the verdict, the Steenkamps criticised judge Thokozile Masipa for being too lenient on the athlete, who was instead convicted of culpable homicide, the South African equivalent of manslaughter, and granted bail.
Sentence in Classic:
The coulpe is entirely spontaneous; it is the culpable person herself (the word is etymologically in its place here) who judges herself and inflicts it on herself.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
These gifts of a world to civilization are such augmentations of light, that all resistance in that case is culpable.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context