Definition of bloodguilt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblədɡilt/

Entry from US English dictionary


Guilt resulting from murder or bloodshed.
Example sentences
  • Though I have slain many on this day, it is for your life that I will claim bloodguilt.
  • Society did not believe in a bloodguilt for women.
  • It wasn't required for one to completely seclude themselves when they took bloodguilt, they only needed to make it evident wherever they went.



Example sentences
  • In the Old Testament the entire nation of Israel came under bloodguiltiness for this reason.
  • Observe that the animals also have bloodguiltiness, and that they shall also suffer the same penalty as man.
  • The sense of bloodguiltiness became more and more intense.


Example sentences
  • It is obvious that one cannot be held bloodguilty for killing an organism which has no blood.
  • The ghost of the past makes some of us feel bloodguilty in the sight of God.
  • How can you be bloodguilty for killing an embryo before it develops any blood?

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Syllabification: blood·guilt

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