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guilty

[gil-tee] /ˈgɪl ti/
adjective, guiltier, guiltiest.
1.
having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable:
The jury found her guilty of murder.
2.
characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt:
guilty intent.
3.
having or showing a sense of guilt, whether real or imagined:
a guilty conscience.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gyltig. See guilt, -y1
Related forms
guiltily, adverb
guiltiness, noun
overguilty, adjective
quasi-guiltily, adverb
quasi-guilty, adjective
Synonyms
2. criminal, felonious, culpable; illicit, nefarious.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi guiltily

guilty

/ˈɡɪltɪ/
adjective guiltier, guiltiest
1.
responsible for an offence or misdeed
2.
(law) having committed an offence or adjudged to have done so: the accused was found guilty
3.
(law) plead guilty, (of a person charged with an offence) to admit responsibility; confess
4.
of, showing, or characterized by guilt: a guilty smile, guilty pleasures
Derived Forms
guiltily, adverb
guiltiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasi guiltily

guilty

adj.

Old English gyltig, from gylt (see guilt (n.)). Of conscience, feelings, etc., 1590s. Meaning "person who is guilty" is from 1540s. To plead not guilty is from 15c.; to plead guilty is 19c., though, as OED notes, "Guilty is technically not a plea, but a confession."

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