HyperDic: guilt_by_association

English > 1 sense of the expression guilt by association:
NOUNstateguilt by associationthe attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty
English > guilt by association: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningThe attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty.
Broaderguilt, guiltinessThe state of having committed an offense

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