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

Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires : plotter

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By mocking and dismissing her colleagues in such a condescending way, Pelosi is signaling to not just her centrist House co-conspirators, but to the GOP that these women are not to be respected, trusted, nor taken seriously. Kirsten West Savali, Essence, "Opinion: Ocasio-Cortez Makes It Plain: Pelosi Is Being 'Outright Disrespectful' To 'Newly Elected Women Of Color'," 12 July 2019 The records show that, days later, Epstein wired $250,000 from the same account to another person identified as a potential co-conspirator, prosecutors wrote. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Prosecutors: Evidence Jeffrey Epstein tampered with witnesses and is worth more than $500M," 10 July 2019 Farmer's affidavit was part of a complaint filed by Virginia Giuffre against retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, accusing the attorney of acting as Epstein's co-conspirator. Jessie Balmert,, "How Ohio's richest man was connected to Jeffrey Epstein, financier turned sex offender," 10 July 2019 The term black hand is often used by Chinese officials to describe alleged conspirators and foreign agents. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Chinese foreign minister claims 'black hand' of Western involvement in Hong Kong," 20 June 2019 The same is true for everyone else arrested as a conspirator. Michael Mccann,, "David Ortiz Shooting Draws More Questions in Alleged Case Of Mistaken Identity," 19 June 2019 Like MacFarlane, Loughlin and Giannuli are accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to Singer and to his alleged USC co-conspirators to have their two children admitted to the school as athletic recruits. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "The possible plea deal Lori Loughlin could have taken — to avoid up to 40 years in prison," 26 June 2019 The two young police officers, one of the conspirators' wives, and one of its victims as well, fashion a conclusion that, although not entirely lawful, is justice nonetheless. Bruce Desilva, Dallas News, "A vile conspiracy is taken down in long-awaited novel 'Big Sky'," 25 June 2019 The co-conspirators would then get the refund and pass it on to Orr -- keeping for themselves a small commission that was typically about 10 percent, prosecutors said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "County authorities charge 21 people in complex fraud schemes that netted $5M," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce conspirator (audio) \

Kids Definition of conspirator

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


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Legal Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires

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