(||Cul"pa) n. [L.] (Law) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus which implies intent,
culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of heart. Wharton.
(Cul`pa*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. Culpabilities [Cf. F. culpabilité.] The state of being culpable.
(Cul"pa*ble) a. [OE. culpable, coulpable, coupable, F. coupable, formerly also coupable,
formerly also coulpable, culpable, fr. L. culpabilis, fr. culpare to blame, fr. culpa fault.]
1. Deserving censure; worthy of blame; faulty; immoral; criminal. State Trials
If he acts according to the best reason he hath, he is not culpable, though he be mistaken in his measures.
2. Guilty; as, culpable of a crime. [Obs.] Spenser.
Cul"pa*ble*ness, n. Cul"pa*bly, adv.
(Cul"pa*to*ry) a. Expressing blame; censuring; reprehensory; inculpating.
Adjectives . . . commonly used by Latian authors in a culpatory sense.
(Culpe) n. [F. coulpe, fr.L. culpa.] Blameworthiness. [Obs.]
Banished out of the realme . . . without culpe.
(Cul"pon) n. [See Coupon.] A shred; a fragment; a strip of wood. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Cul"prit) n. [Prob. corrupted for culpate, fr. Law Latin culpatus the accused, p. p. of L. culpare
to blame. See Culpable.]
1. One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.
An author is in the condition of a culprit; the public are his judges.
2. One quilty of a fault; a criminal.
(Cul"rage) n. [OE. culrage, culrache; prob. fr. F. cul the buttok + F. & E. rage; F. curage.]
(Cult) (kult) n .[F. culte, L. cultus care, culture, fr. colere to cultivate. Cf. Cultus.]
1. Attentive care; homage; worship.
Every one is convinced of the reality of a better self, and of the cult or homage which is due to it.
2. A system of religious belief and worship.
That which was the religion of Moses is the ceremonial or cult of the religion of Christ.
(Cultch) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster
grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster. [Also written cutch.]
(Cul"ter) n. [L.] A colter. See Colter.
(Cul`ti*ros"tral) a. [See Cultirostres.] (Zoöl.) Having a bill shaped like the colter of a plow,
or like a knife, as the heron, stork, etc.