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    culpable and guilty

    I'd like to know what's the difference between these words, please. According to they are synonyms but I've never heard the term ''culpable'' be used in a trial, for example. They seem to have very specific usage and I wonder what it is.
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    Re: culpable and guilty

    To be culpable means to be deserving blame or being responsible for a heinous or illegal act.

    To be guilty means being responsible for a specific act of wrongdoing.

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