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[bluhd-gil-tee] /ˈblʌdˌgɪl ti/
guilty of murder or bloodshed.
Origin of bloodguilty
First recorded in 1590-1600; blood(shed) + guilty
Related forms
bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • How then can you possibly throw off bloodguiltiness, with the light which you now enjoy?

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • All persons of Greek race, even slaves—except those persons who were stained with bloodguiltiness or the like—could be admitted.

    The Origin of Paul's Religion J. Gresham Machen
  • All concerned in Ralegh's trial and conviction have a heavy burden of bloodguiltiness to bear.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Deeply dyed as she is in bloodguiltiness, the wife of Arden is much less of a born criminal than these.

    A Study of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne

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