con·​spir·​a·​tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər How to pronounce conspirator (audio) \

Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires : plotter

Examples of conspirator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a recent Atlantic article, Zambian officials want to question Delia Owens as a possible witness, co-conspirator, and accessory to felony crimes. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 14 July 2022 Later that month, investigators intercepted calls involving another exchange between the co-conspirator and the courier at a commercial property where their drug business was operated. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 30 Nov. 2021 Mgdesyan questioned why the jury did not hear testimony from Balian, whom prosecutors referred to as an unindicted co-conspirator. Matthew Ormsethstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 He was later named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a wide-ranging corruption investigation that resulted in several convictions, including that of his top aide. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Payne and an unnamed co-conspirator were employees at the MVA Largo branch. Ngan Ho And Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2022 Beretta is not named in the indictment but was identified in court as an unindicted co-conspirator who has been granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation and is expected to testify for the government. Globe Staff,, 20 Apr. 2022 The complaint describes at least one other female conspirator, who is not identified and does not appear to have been charged. Isaac Yu, Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2022 Cheryl wasn’t a stage mom so much as a co-conspirator who indulged her daughter’s fondness for singing and acting. Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspirator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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con·​spir·​a·​tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər How to pronounce conspirator (audio) \

Kids Definition of conspirator

: a person who plots with others to do something harmful or unlawful


con·​spir·​a·​tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər How to pronounce conspirator (audio) \

Legal Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires


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