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guilty party

This page is about the collocation guilty party

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

person or organization guilty of doing something wrong or bad

For example

  • Are you sure the man you've arrested is the guilty party?

  • Everyone knows who the guilty party is, but he's too rich and powerful to be arrested.

Note:
A collocation with the opposite meaning is "innocent party"

Quick Quiz

If someone refers to "the guilty party", they're talking about

a. the party where crimes were committed

b. the defence team of a guilty person

c. the person found guilty

Contributor: Matt Errey