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bloodguilty

[ bluhd-gil-tee ]
/ ˈblʌdˌgɪl ti /
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adjective
guilty of murder or bloodshed.
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Origin of bloodguilty

First recorded in 1590–1600; blood(shed) + guilty

OTHER WORDS FROM bloodguilty

bloodguilt, blood·guilt·i·ness, noun
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How to use bloodguilty in a sentence

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

  • How then can you possibly throw off bloodguiltiness, with the light which you now enjoy?

    Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
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