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bloodguilty

[bluhd-gil-tee] /ˈblʌdˌgɪl ti/
adjective
1.
guilty of murder or bloodshed.
Origin of bloodguilty
1590-1600
1590-1600; blood(shed) + guilty
Related forms
bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness, noun
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  • In cities like Naples blood guilt could be atoned for at an inconceivably low rate.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for blood guilt

blood guilt

noun
1.
guilt of murder or shedding blood
Derived Forms
blood-guilty, adjective
blood-guiltiness, noun
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