CULPABLE equals to ‘CAPABLE CULPRIT’, the one who is supposed to take all the blame. Culpable people are those who commit the deed, the crime. That means they are culprits, and since they are capable of doing more such acts in the future (because they experience of doing it once), they can be labeled as ‘capable culprits’.
It is as simple as that!
Meaning of Culpable:
1. Deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
Sentence Examples for Culpable:
1. The ones who are culpable for the crime generally go scot-free and the others suffer.
2. All individuals culpable of committing the riots should be brought to justice.
3. That was culpable negligence on the part of Tom.