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English definition of “culprit”


noun [C]  /ˈkʌl·prɪt/ us  
someone who has committed a crime or done something wrong: Two eyewitnesses identified her as the culprit. A culprit is also anything that causes harm or trouble: The culprit was identified as a microorganism that contaminated mayonnaise.
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