Definitions of culprit

  1. One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. One quilty of a fault; a criminal. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. One culpable or in fault: a criminal: in Eng. law, a prisoner accused, but not tried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. An accused person; a criminal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A guilty person; criminal; offender. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A person accused of a crime; one convicted of a crime; a criminal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for culprit

  1. She rose from her knees and looked around for the culprit – The Spartan Twins by Lucy (Fitch) Perkins
  2. The duke affirmed that he first heard of Brouncker's unjustifiable action in July, and yet he kept the culprit in his service for nearly two years after the offence had come to his knowledge. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke