conspirator

noun
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 Moussaoui is identified as a possible 9/11 conspirator and potential fifth hijacker on Flight 93, the only plane with four instead of five hijackers. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 9 May 2021 Was Fox a co-conspirator in the effort to hoodwink the American people? Nicholas Goldberg, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Fuentes Ramírez’s trial in March, but in Honduras there was never any doubt about the co-conspirator’s identity. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 To the end, the character remained a charming co-conspirator to aspiring filmmaker Adam (Sean Giambrone) – the youthful alter ego of series creator Adam F. Goldberg – providing both comic relief and important life advice. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2021 But a third co-conspirator that incites violence with incendiary, misleading headlines – the press – is never held accountable. Peter Bronson, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2021 While his alleged co-conspirator, Washington lawyer William A. Borders Jr., was found guilty, Rep. Hastings was acquitted by a jury. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 The hope was to inhabit the world the way Woody Allen did, as both conspirator and judge. Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2021 In the latter case, the search warrant application had also characterized the reporter as a criminal conspirator, raising fears that the department was about to escalate its crackdown on leaks into prosecuting reporters. Charlie Savage, New York Times, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspirator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspirator. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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conspirator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conspirator

: a person who is involved in a secret plan to do something harmful or illegal : a person who is involved in a conspiracy

conspirator

noun
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

conspirator

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

Legal Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires

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