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mea culpa (noun) – An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.

(interjection) – Used to express guilt for a personal error or fault.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Aging Roman Catholics who were altar boys before the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) can recite from memory the formula from the Confiteor at the beginning of Mass: me? culp?, me? culp?, me? maxim? culp?, traditionally translated ?through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault.? The Latin phrase was first used in the 13th century as an exclamation or interjection. The noun use of mea culpa, ?acknowledgment of responsibility or guilt,? arose in the 19th century.