Culprit

A culprit, under English law properly the prisoner at the bar, is one accused of a crime. The term is used, generally, of one guilty of an offence. In origin the word is a combination of two Anglo-French legal words, culpable: guilty, and prit or prest: Old French: ready. On the prisoner at the bar pleading not guilty, the clerk of the crown answe...
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Culprit

• (p. p.) One quilty of a fault; a criminal. • (p. p.) One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.
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Culprit

Cul'prit (kŭl'prĭt) noun [ Prob. corrupted for culpate , from Law Latin culpatus the accused, past participle of Latin culpare to blame. See Culpable .] 1. One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge. « ...
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culprit

culprit 1. A person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault. 2. Someone who is arraigned or charged for an offense or crime. 3. Someone who is guilty of a fault or crime. 4. A person who perpetrates wrongdoing.
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