Cul"prit (k?l"pr?t), n. [Prob. corrupted for culpate, fr. Law Latin culpatus the accused, p. p. of L. culpare to blame. See Culpable.]

1.

One accused of, or araigned for, a crime, as before a judge.

An author is in the condition of a culprit; the public are his judges. Prior.

2.

One quilty of a fault; a criminal.

 

© Webster 1913.

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