Mea Culpa is is defined as:
“An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.”
Synonyms: “eating crow”
Can you use it in a sentence?
“Mr. Bush didn’t cough up his modified-limited mea culpa until he’d seen his whole administration flash before his eyes.” [This was the example actually used at Answers.com for the definition. The sentence is attributed to Frank Rich of the New York Times. This is also a good example of a reporter expressing his opinion in his writing. Calling a sitting president “Mr. Bush” is disrespectful. One must ask “Why so Vitriolic, Frank?”]