Origin of bloodguilty

First recorded in 1590–1600; blood(shed) + guilty
Related formsblood·guilt, blood·guilt·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bloodguiltiness

Historical Examples of bloodguiltiness

  • 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.

  • 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