- culpable homicide,
- cult of personality,
Origin of culprit
Examples from the Web for culprit
Plus there is another problem that the viruses pose—the problem that apparently is the culprit this year—they evolve.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The other culprit, of course, is the one misanthropic jerk who reported “several hundred” names to the Facebook robot.Facebook Apologizes For, but Doesn’t Retract, Discriminatory ‘Real Name’ Policy|Jay Michaelson|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Personally, I support their efforts to find the culprit or the culprits.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For me, it took the Sleeprate to show that daytime stress was the likely culprit of morning drowsiness.
The culprit was a “highly protective” mother bear out foraging with her three cubs.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Hunt was annoyed with and sorry for the culprit, yet he could not help smiling at this high-flown generosity of confidence.Husks|Marion Harland
Mrs. Waterman renewed her attack, drawing nearer to the culprit.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
She looked out of the window, and pretended not to notice that the culprit had addressed his remark to her.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
I seldom have to punish any one, and when I do it hurts me more than the culprit.Uncle Terry|Charles Clark Munn
It was a fine simulation of outraged discipline, and so life-like that when he spoke of a 232court martial, the culprit weakened.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Word Origin for culprit
1670s, from Anglo-French cul prit, contraction of Culpable: prest (d'averrer nostre bille) "guilty, ready (to prove our case)," words used by prosecutor in opening a trial. It seems the abbreviation cul. prit was mistaken in English for an address to the defendant.