Definition of cui bono? exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cui bono?

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//ˌkwiː ˈbɒnəʊ//
 
, BrE//ˌkwiː ˈbəʊnəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkwiː ˈboʊnoʊ//
 
(from Latin)
 
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used for asking who was likely to benefit from a crime, and who therefore is likely to be guilty Word OriginLatin, ‘to whom (is it) a benefit?’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cui bono?