Meaning of culpa

cul•pa

Pronunciation: (kul'pu Lat. k&oobrevel'pä), [key]
— pl. -pae
  1. negligence; neglect (distinguished from dolus): One is not always liable before law for culpa resulting in damages.
  2. guilt; sin.
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