guilty
guilty 1 adj guilt·i·er, -est
1: having committed a crime: justly charged with a specified crime
guilty of larceny
2: involving guilt or culpability
guilty knowledge
guilty 2 n
1: a plea of a criminal defendant who does not intend to contest the charges
2: a verdict of a jury that believes the defendant committed the crime charged compare nolo contendere, not guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

guilty
I adjective at fault, blamable, blameworthy censurable, chargeable, condemnable, convicted, criminal, criminous, culpable, delinquent, deserving of blame, deserving of punishment, deserving reproof, erring imputable, in error, in the wrong, incriminated, indictable, peccant, reprehensible, reproachable, reprovable, sceleratus, to blame, transgressing associated concepts: bail, conviction, find the defendant guilty, guilty as charged, guilty knowledge, guilty of the crime charged, guilty of wrongdoing, innocence, insanity, parole, plea of guilty, qualified plea of guilty, sentencing, verdict II index arrant (onerous), at fault, blameful, blameworthy, contrite, culpable, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), diabolic, illicit, peccable, peccant (culpable), reprehensible, vicious

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


guilty
adj.
(1) Having committed a crime; culpable; having been determined by a jury to have committed a specific crime.
(2) Remorseful;
see also innocent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


guilty
the plea by an accused that he accepts that he committed the offence charged.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


guilty
In a criminal case, the admission by a defendant that he has committed a charged crime, or the finding by a judge or a jury that the defendant has committed the crime.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


guilty
n. The state of being deemed responsible for the commission of a crime, either as a result of a plea or the adjudication of a judge or jury.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


guilty
Blameworthy; culpable; having committed a tort (See tort law) or crime; devoid of innocence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


guilty
Blameworthy; culpable; having committed a tort or crime; devoid of innocence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

guilty
adj.
   having been convicted of a crime or having admitted the commission of a crime by pleading "guilty" (saying you did it). A defendant may also be found guilty by a judge after a plea of "no contest," or in Latin nolo contendere. The term "guilty" is also sometimes applied to persons against whom a judgment has been found in a lawsuit for a civil wrong, such as negligence or some intentional act like assault or fraud, but that is a confusing misuse of the word since it should only apply to a criminal charge.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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