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guilty (adj.)

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.

updated on April 26, 2015

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Definitions of guilty from WordNet

guilty (adj.)
responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act;
guilty of murder
secret guilty deeds
the guilty person
guilty (adj.)
showing a sense of guilt; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater;
a guilty look
Synonyms: hangdog / shamefaced / shamed
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