Definition of guilty
From Middle English gilty, gulty, from Old English gyltiġ (“offending, guilty”), equivalent to guilt + -y.
guilty (comparative guiltier, superlative guiltiest)
- Responsible for a dishonest act.
He was guilty of cheating at cards.
- (law) Judged to have committed a crime.
The guilty man was led away.
- Having a sense of guilt
Do you have a guilty conscience?
I have a guilty secret.
guilty (plural guilties)
- (law) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
- (law) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
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