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guilt


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guilt  \Guilt\  (g[i^]lt),  n.  [OE.  gilt,  gult,  AS  gylt,  crime; 
  probably  originally  signifying,  the  fine  or  mulct  paid  for  an 
  offence,  and  afterward  the  offense  itself  and  akin  to  AS 
  gieldan  to  pay  E.  yield.  See  {Yield},  v.  t.] 
  1.  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 
 
  Satan  had  not  answer,  but  stood  struck  With  guilt  of 
  his  own  sin.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Exposure  to  any  legal  penalty  or  forfeiture. 
 
  A  ship  incurs  guilt  by  the  violation  of  a  blockade. 
  --Kent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guilt 
  n  1:  the  state  of  having  committed  an  offense  [syn:  {guiltiness}] 
  [ant:  {innocence}] 
  2:  remorse  cause  by  feeling  responsible  for  some  offence  [syn: 
  {guilty  conscience},  {guilt  feelings},  {guilt  trip}] 




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