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Noun
The person or thing at fault for a problem or crime
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“The police say they are following a definite line of inquiry into the hoax call and hope to bring the culprit to justice shortly.”
Noun
One who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another
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One who acts as the fall guy for the mistakes of others
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