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
Goslyn’s wife, Jessie L. Goslyn, had pleaded guilty to complicity to murder for luring her husband there.
But the distant, intellectualized approach keeps us from feeling any complicity with Katherine.
The original Magnitsky Act leveled U.S. financial sanctions on 18 Russian officials and individuals suspected of complicity in Magnitsky’s prosecution, imprisonment and death.
The movie also does a poor job defining Clare’s degree of complicity in the popularity-for-death exchange implied in her use of the box — on that point, Wish Upon is wishy-washy.
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.
Doing so would be to admit their complicity in bringing a leader as inept and warped as Trump to office.
NOPD public information personnel did not explain Thursday what led police to accuse Herzog of complicity in the man's death.
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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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