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  • the person or thing at fault for a problem or crime
         I tightened the loose bolt that was the culprit; it should work now.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cul"prit (kŭl"pr&ibreve;t), n. [Prob. corrupted for culpate, fr. Law Latin culpatus the accused, p. p. of L. culpare to blame. See Culpable.] 1. One accused of, or arraigned for, a crime, as before a judge.

An author is in the condition of a culprit; the public are his judges.

2. One quilty of a fault; a criminal.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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