Definition of complicit
: helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way He was complicit in the cover-up.
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Delusion is contagious, competent criminals are hard to catch and there’s no empirical reason to believe Gulati, Garber or the rest of the current American soccer establishment was cognizant or complicit.
Also complicit in the deadly scheme, according to authorities, were Curry-Walker’s daughter and two other young men, as well as the daughter’s boyfriend.
Opponents of the trade relationship argue that British arms have been used by Saudi forces bombing targets in Yemen, making Britain complicit in alleged war crimes and the indiscriminate killing of thousands of civilians.
Some journalists have been complicit with the cartels, but most often the bribes aren’t optional.
“It’s tragic what is happening at so many American universities,” Cruz said. “Where college administrators and faculties have become complicit in functioning essentially as speech police.”
That’s a lot people being complicit in temporarily shattering the fourth wall by having freaking Maino playing the guy who shoots Tupac in a big budget film.
Whereas the Labour Party was complicit in hollowing out council funding and outsourcing public services to private companies, on this particular score—the state’s failure to ensure that bare-minimum safety standards were met—the Conservative Party will stand all but alone in the interrogation booth.
The production team proposed to their audience that by eating chocolate all were complicit in slavery.
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: helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way
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