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adjective com·plic·it \kəm-ˈpli-sət\

Definition of complicit

  1. :  helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way He was complicit in the cover-up.

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Origin and Etymology of complicit

see complice


First Known Use: 1861


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Definition of complicit for English Language Learners

  • : helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way

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