con·spir·a·tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər \

Definition of conspirator 

: one who conspires : plotter

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Holmes and co-conspirators held the Independence man, identified only as C.H., at gunpoint in a basement, punched him and assaulted him with a hammer and tin clippers. Max Londberg, kansascity, "KC man known as 'Peckerwood' guilty of kidnapping, torturing victim in a basement," 10 July 2018 The two get fairly equal screen time, and Ant-Man/Scott’s business partner and co-conspirator Luis gets in on the action too. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp Has Stakes as Small as Its Superheroes But It’s Hard to Dislike," 3 July 2018 The trio was arrested along with approximately 30 co-conspirators last year, according to prosecutors. Travis Andersen,, "Man convicted of operating family stash houses for fentanyl and heroin gets 54-month prison term," 19 June 2018 His brother and co-conspirator, Scott Nicoll, 37, was sentenced to 43 months behind bars. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Patients got needless blood work. Their doctors got sex, cars and strippers, N.J. prosecutors say," 13 June 2018 Much of the information shared by Agri Stats and the co-conspirators was unnecessary to achieve any benefits for consumers. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "A Bacon and Hot Dog Cartel? A New Lawsuit Says Big Pork Producers Are Colluding to Raise Prices," 29 June 2018 This time, his co-conspirator is Elle, a nihilistic friend who pushes him toward new levels of destruction. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘Brockmire’," 20 June 2018 Cao and Delossantos paid the other two conspirators with a Glock handgun, the charges say. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Criminals are trying to get caught so they can smuggle drugs into jail, an Alaska official says," 31 May 2018 Cannizzaro's office said additional charges are likely to be filed, as the investigation is ongoing in relation to other members and conspirators. Heather Nolan,, "9 charged in racketeering indictment stemming from D-Block drug ring investigation," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conspirator was in the 15th century

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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


con·spir·a·tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər \

Kids Definition of conspirator

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


con·spir·a·tor | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-tər \

Legal Definition of conspirator 

: one who conspires

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