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Definitions of guilt

  1. the state of having committed an offense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. remorse cause by feeling responsible for some offence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offence Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Guiltily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The state of one who has sinned, or who is liable to a penalty for crime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Guiltless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Guiltiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Wickedness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Punishable conduct: the state of having broken a law: crime. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Crime; sin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Desert of condemnation or punishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Criminality; the state of having committed a crime; liability to forfeiture or other penalty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Crime; offence; state of being tainted with sin or crime. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. In criminal law. That quality which imparts criminality to a motive or act, andrenders the person amenable to punishment by the law.That disposition to violate the law which has manifested itself by some act alreadydone. The opposite of innocence. See Ruth. Inst. b. 1, c. 18, thelawdictionary.org
  17. Crim. law. That quality which renders criminal and liable to punishment; or it is that disposition to violate the law, which has manifested itself by some act already done. The opposite of innocence. Vide Rutherf. Inst. B. 1, c. 18, s. 10. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. In general everyone is presumed innocent until guilt has been proved; but in some cases the presumption of guilt overthrows that of innocence; as, for example, where a party destroys evidence to which the opposite party is entitled. The spoliation of papers, material to show the neutral character of a vessel, furnishes strong presumption against the neutrality of the ship. 2 Wheat. 227. Vide Spoliation. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. gilt, n. punishable conduct: the state of having broken a law: crime: wickedness.--adv. GUILT'ILY.--n. GUILT'INESS.--adj. GUILT'LESS, free from crime: innocent.--adv. GUILT'LESSLY.--n. GUILT'LESSNESS.--adj. GUILT'Y, justly chargeable with a crime: wicked: pertaining to guilt.--adv. GUILT'Y-LIKE (Shak.), guiltily.--GUILTY OF (sometimes in B.), deserving. [Orig. a payment or fine for an offence; A.S. gylt, guilt--gildan, to pay, to atone.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. gilt, p.adj. (Spens.) gilded. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. The having committed a specified or implied offence; criminality, culpability. [English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Criminality and consequent liability to punishment;—wilful violation of law, or neglect of known duty; crime; offence;—condition of being charged with, or convicted of, crime;—in civil law, exposure to forfeiture or fine, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. The state of a man justly charged with a crime; a crime, an offence. Complete Dictionary

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