Meaning of guilty

guilt•y

Pronunciation: (gil'tē), [key]
— guilt•i•er, guilt•i•est.
  1. having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, esp. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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