What does guilt by association mean?

Definitions for guilt by association

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guilt by association(noun)

    the attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guilt by association in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guilt by association in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lawyer Thomas M. Hoidal:

    It's guilt by association.

  2. Elizabeth Macedonio:

    There is no such thing in this country as guilt by association.

  3. Kwon Oh-bok:

    It shouldn't be a case of guilt by association. The families of the crew can't be blamed.

  4. Lara Brown:

    Guilt by association is a pretty effective tool, when you have trackers and people tweeting selfies, it makes it more difficult for politicians to talk to people, whether they agree with people or not.

  5. Andy Sere:

    Instead of using our guy's record to prosecute a case against him, they put all their eggs in a flimsy guilt-by-association attack that failed miserably, even in this strongly populist district, there were some ads where they spent 26 seconds talking about the Kochs and four seconds on Jenkins, which was fine by me.

Images & Illustrations of guilt by association

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Translations for guilt by association

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Schuld durch AssoziationGerman
  • ενοχή από την ένωσηGreek
  • گناه توسط انجمنPersian
  • вина в соучастииRussian
  • Dernek tarafından suçlulukTurkish

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