culpa

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See also: culpă

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

culpa

  1. (law) negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of heart
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin culpa.

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpes)

  1. fault, blame
  2. guilt

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culpa f (genitive culpae); first declension

  1. fault

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative culpa culpae
genitive culpae culpārum
dative culpae culpīs
accusative culpam culpās
ablative culpā culpīs
vocative culpa culpae

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

culpā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of culpō

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese culpa, from Latin culpa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin culpa

Noun[edit]

culpa f (plural culpas)

  1. fault
  2. guilt

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

culpa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of culpar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of culpar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of culpar.