bloodguiltiness

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From bloodguilty +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

bloodguiltiness (uncountable)

  1. Guilt of having shed blood or killed someone.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      high God, in lieu of innocence, / Imprinted had that token of his wrath, / To shew how sore bloudguiltinesse he hat'th [...].