- n. 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from
dolus(deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpabeing imputable to defect of intellect, dolusto defect of heart.
- Latin (Wiktionary)
“For this, I can only beat my breast violently and mutter _mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa_.”
“_Mea culpa, mea culpa_,' he murmured wearily, then as he rose up with pale cheek a gleam of fire lit in his eye, for he would die rather than permit Saint Oswyn's shrine to be pillaged by the heathen.”
“I heard him murmur to himself: '_Illa culpa, illa culpa, illa maxima culpa_.”
“_Mea culpa, mea culpa_; and _can_ you forgive a very much mortified old lady who is really and truly fond of you?”
“And then there rises up in our hearts a veiled form, and from its majestic lips comes 'Thou art the man'; and our whole being echoes assent -- _Mea culpa; mea maxima culpa_ -- 'My fault, my exceeding great fault.”
“_Men culpa, mea culpa_!" cried poor Father Jordan, as though he were at confession, to the excessive amusement of the young men.”
“If this be so, he can only plead, _Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa_.”
“a saint -- but -- but -- _mea culpa, mea maxima culpa_, I don't want him to show me those special treasures of yours.”
“Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”
“Such a mea culpa from the director at the opening of the film invites viewers to ask themselves as well if they have been honest with about their fears regarding American education.”
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