guilty party


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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 30 May. 2023.

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