Definition of cui bono? in English:

cui bono?

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Pronunciation: /kwiː ˈbɒnəʊ
, ˈbəʊ-/


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


Latin, 'to whom (is it) a benefit?'.

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