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English definition of “guilty”

guilty

adjective (RESPONSIBLE)    /ˈɡɪl.ti/ US  /-t̬i/
B2 responsible for breaking a law: The jury has to decide whether a person is guilty or innocent of a crime. A person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The company pleaded guilty (= they formally admitted their guilt in court) to the charge of manslaughter. → Compare innocent adjectiveInnocent the guilty party the person who has done something wrong or who has committed a crimeObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of guilty adjective (RESPONSIBLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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