guilt

Meanings

Noun

Verb

  • To commit offenses; act criminally.
  • To cause someone to feel guilt, particularly in order to influence their behaviour.

Origin

  • From Middle English gilt, gult, from Old English gylt, of obscure origin. Perhaps connected with Old English ń°ieldan, whence yield.
  • From Middle English gilten, gylten, from Old English gyltan, from gylt.

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