find (one) guilty

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find (one) guilty

To determine and declare in court that one is guilty of a crime. How serious do you think the prison sentence will be if the jury finds him guilty?
See also: find, guilty

find someone guilty

 and find someone innocent; find someone not guilty
to decide guilt or innocence and deliver a verdict in a court of law. The judge found the defendant not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury found the defendant innocent.
See also: find, guilty
References in classic literature ?
It was impossible to try him for that, and do otherwise than find him guilty.
“Why, if a man should shoot another,” he said, “ and if he should do it on purpose and if the law took notice on’t, and if a jury should find him guilty, it would be likely to turn out a state-prison matter.”
He told the jury that if Jordan's defence team had not persuaded them he was suffering from diminished responsibility then they should find him guilty of murder.
Otherwise they should find him guilty of manslaughter.
Clarkston pensioner Elizabeth McCormick agreed: "He was quite right to find him guilty."
Clarkston resident Elizabeth McCormick said:"I think the sheriff was quite right to find him guilty. Live and let live but don't throw your opinions in my face."
JOHN TERRY'S England career will be thrown into doubt if the FA find him guilty of making a racist remark towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
Under American law, the jury had to find Scarlett behaved with "depraved indifference to human life" to find him guilty of murder.
Judge Rodney Melville will offer the jury a lesser charge if they do not find him guilty of plying a boy with drink in order to sexually abuse him.