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culprit
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal; or something that caused a problem
  • If anyone or anything set foot in our chicken house—if it had feet, that is—we would catch the culprit red-handed.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (75% in)
  • My help would rob me blind if I didn't keep every single thing locked down, and punish the culprits with a firm hand.
    Book 5 — Exodus (64% in)

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