guilty (adj.)Related entries & more
Old English gyltig "offending, delinquent, criminal," from gylt (see guilt (n.)). In law, "that has committed some specified offense," late 13c. Of conscience, feelings, etc., 1590s. Meaning "person who is guilty" is from 1540s. To plead not guilty is from 15c.; to plead guilty is 19c., though, as OED notes, "Guilty is technically not a plea, but a confession." Related: Guiltily; guiltiness.
served (adj.)Related entries & more
"found guilty, convicted; ordered to be punished or transported; beaten," 1811, slang past-participle adjective from serve (v.).
blood-stained (adj.)Related entries & more
convict (n.)Related entries & more
late 15c., "person proved or found guilty of an alleged offence," from obsolete adjective convict "convicted," from Latin convictus (see convict (v.)). Slang shortening con is from 1893.
traitorous (adj.)Related entries & more
late 14c., "guilty of treason," apparently from Old French traitros "treacherous" (13c.), from traitor (see traitor). Related: Traitorously; traitorousness.
felo-de-se (n.)Related entries & more
in old law use, "one who commits the felony of suicide," whether deliberately or in maliciously attempting to kill another, Latin, literally "one guilty concerning himself." See felon.
murderous (adj.)Related entries & more