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Definition of cui bono? exclamation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cui bono?

 exclamation
exclamation
NAmE//ˌkwi 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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cui bono?