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mea culpa

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Pronunciation: /ˌmeɪə ˈkʊlpə
 
, ˌmiːə ˈkʌlpə
 
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Definition of mea culpa in English:

exclamation

Used as an acknowledgement of one’s fault or error: ‘Well, whose fault was that?’ ‘Mea culpa!’ Frank said
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  • As the Internet Revolution has given way to the Internet Inquisition, most of the attitude coming from Net-centric executives has been confessional - mea culpas for the irrational exuberance and media hype.
  • But now the FDA sees such incidents as symptoms of bigger problems in how a drugmaker operates - much more serious issues that are not smoothed out with mea culpas and the payment of a small fine.
  • As if to give the filmmaker a chance for a few mea culpas, or to misdirect blame away from themselves, the distributing company, they give director Joe Brown a full-length audio commentary.

Origin

Latin, 'by my fault'.

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