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


cui bono?

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?