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English definition of “culprit”

culprit

noun [C]     /ˈkʌl.prɪt/
someone who has done something wrong: Police hope the public will help them to find the culprits.Criminals - general words a fact or situation that is the reason for something bad happening: Children in this country are getting much too fat, and sugar and sweets are the main culprits.Reasons and explanations
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