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    #1

    culpable and guilty

    Hi,
    I'd like to know what's the difference between these words, please. According to Dictionary.com 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.
    Thanks in advance.


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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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