complicity

noun com·plic·i·ty \ kəm-ˈpli-s(ə-)tē \

Definition of complicity

plural complicities
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

  1. There's no proof of her complicity in the murder.

  2. He acted with his brother's complicity.

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Origin and Etymology of complicity


COMPLICITY Defined for English Language Learners

complicity

noun

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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