Legal Terminology 
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (legal)
a. culpable
He was found guilty of the theft.Lo declararon culpable del robo.
2. (regretful)
a. culpable
I feel guilty for lying to her.Me siento culpable por haberle mentido.
3. (shameful)
a. vergonzoso
Spy novels are a guilty pleasure of mine.Las novelas de espionaje son un placer vergonzoso mío.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of crime)
a. culpable
to find somebody guilty/not guiltydeclarar a alguien culpable/inocente
2. (emotionally)
to feel guiltysentirse culpable
guilty conscienceremordimientos de conciencia
a guilty secretun secreto vergonzante
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guilty [ˈɡɪltɪ]
guiltier (comparative)guiltiest (superlative) culpable
their parents were guilty of gross neglect sus padres eran culpables de grave negligencia; he had a guilty look on his face su rostro reflejaba culpabilidad
she took a quick guilty look around
she wondered why the children were looking so guilty se preguntaba por qué los niños tenían esa cara de culpa; sentirse culpable
his question met with a guilty silence he leapt to his feet, looking guilty
to feel guilty (about sth) sentirse culpable (por algo)
to find sb guilty/not guilty declarar a algn culpable/inocente
he was found guilty of murder
to be guilty of sth ser culpable de algo
I was guilty of jumping to the same conclusion
the guilty party el/la culpable
a guilty [plea] a [not] guilty plea to [plead] guilty/not guilty to plead guilty/not guilty [to] a crime
"how do you plead? — guilty or not guilty?" —¿cómo se declara? — ¿culpable o inocente?
he has a guilty secret tiene un secreto que le remuerde la conciencia or que le hace sentirse culpable
a guilty smile una sonrisa de culpabilidad
a verdict of guilty una sentencia de culpabilidad
a verdict of not guilty una declaración de inocencia
a [not] guilty verdict {or] a [verdict] of not guilty
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