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Definition of guilt:

  1. Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.
  2. The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right.

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vice, felonious conduct, remorse, delinquency, sinfulness, lapse, guiltiness, solecism, remorsefulness, call for, malpractice, offense, guilt trip, peccability, failing, misstep, ignominy, penitence, acquittal, chagrin, criminality, answerability, contrition, acquit, regret, humiliation, shame, wrong, wrong-doing, guilty conscience, error, blame, liability, evil, dereliction, depravity, embarrassment, blame, rue, malefaction, onus, start, citation, misconduct, malfeasance, discomfort, sin, bring in a verdict, unrighteousness, repentance, indiscretion, immorality, iniquity, charge, guilt feelings, self-reproach, slip, inhibition, crime, mortification, bar, ungodliness, frailty, contriteness, fault, viciousness, annul, award, wickedness, rap, misbehavior, weakness, ill-doing, misdeed.

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