Definition of cui bono? in English:

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cui bono?

Pronunciation: /kwē ˈbōnō/

exclamation

Who stands, or stood, to gain (from a crime, and so might have been responsible for it)?
Example sentences
  • This statement reveals exactly the purpose of the attacks, and answers the question, cui bono.

Origin

Early 17th century: Latin, literally 'to whom (is it) a benefit?'.

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