guilty party


: the person who committed a crime
Police have not been able to identify the guilty party.

Examples of guilty party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And clever minds may even spot the murder weapon and maybe even the guilty party or parties. Kaely Monahan, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2023 But Loretta is more than another potentially guilty party being played by a notable name. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 1 Sep. 2023 What is even better is knowing the guilty party is held accountable. Sheila Callaham, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023

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“Guilty party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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