Definition of complicity
1 : association or participation in or as if in a wrongful act arrested for complicity in the crime
2 : an instance of complicity The two share a complicity she calls fraternal. — Joan Dupont
Examples of complicity in a Sentence
There's no proof of her complicity in the murder.
He acted with his brother's complicity.
Recent Examples of complicity from the Web
Johnson was charged with complicity to murder and tampering with physical evidence.
Rights campaigners also want France’s new government to open archives expected to reveal complicity between French officials—not only bankers—and the génocidaires.
NOPD public information personnel did not explain Thursday what led police to accuse Herzog of complicity in the man's death.
Mitchell said Carpenter was charged with murder, and Harris and a fourth suspect, Lyndia L. Yarnell, are charged with complicity to murder and robbery.
Together, these responses have changed the cost-benefit analysis for officials' complicity in human-rights crimes.
The prosecutor will determine whether the second suspect should be charged with complicity to theft.
And, so far, the response to this, across the board, has been supine complicity in whatever fiction the White House is selling on a particular day.
That man, Oskar Gröning, 96, was sentenced in July 2015 to four years in prison for complicity in the murder of 300,000 prisoners.
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COMPLICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of complicity for English Language Learners
: the act of helping to commit a crime or do wrong in some way
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