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English definition of “culprit”


noun [C]    /ˈkʌl·prɪt/
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 .
(Definition of culprit noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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