Simple Definition of informant
: a person who gives information to the police about secret or criminal activities
: a person who gives information about his or her culture or language to a researcher
Examples of informant in a sentence
The police were alerted to the plot by a paid informant.
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Definition of informant for Students
: a person who gives information especially to accuse or cause suspicion about someone
Legal Definition of informant
: one who informs against another; specifically : one who makes a practice esp. for money of informing police of others' criminal activities
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