Mea-culpa



[me-ah koo l-pah; English mey-uh kuhl-puh, mee-uh] /ˈmɛ ɑ ˈkʊl pɑ; English ˈmeɪ ə ˈkʌl pə, ˈmi ə/

Latin.
1.
through my fault; my fault (used as an acknowledgment of one’s responsibility).
/ˈmeɪɑː ˈkʊlpɑː/
uknown
1.
an acknowledgment of guilt

Latin, literally “I am to blame,” a phrase from the prayer of confession in the Latin liturgy.
mea culpa [(may-uh kul-puh, kool-puh)]

An expresssion from Catholic ritual that assigns blame to oneself: “I gave you the wrong directions to my house — mea culpa.” From Latin, meaning “my fault” or “my blame.”

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