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.
Origin and Etymology of complicity
First Known Use: circa 1656
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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