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English definition of “culprit”


noun [C]     /ˈkʌlprɪt/
PERSON someone who has done something wrong : If caught , the culprit could face up to five years in jail .Miscellaneous criminalsGuilty
THING something that is responsible for a bad situation : In many of these illnesses , stress is the main culprit.Reasons and explanations
(Definition of culprit noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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