blood·​guilt ˈbləd-ˌgilt How to pronounce bloodguilt (audio)
: guilt resulting from bloodshed
bloodguiltiness noun
bloodguilty adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloodguilt was in 1593

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“Bloodguilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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