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 The union's former president, Gary Jones, is cooperating in the investigation and has even admitted misreporting expenses and accepting more than $60,000 in cash from a co-conspirator. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "UAW president, US attorney meet on reforms; independent monitor, election changes possible," 30 June 2020 Danielle Bocanegra, 30, of Lampasas, was also charged as a co-conspirator. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Texas bodybuilder linked to 'Boogaloo movement' is charged with running steroid trafficking ring, feds say," 15 June 2020 His co-conspirator, 30-year-old Danielle Bocanegra from Lampasas, was also charged, the attorney’s office said. Dallas News, "North Texas bodybuilder, Boogaloo movement member charged with conspiring to sell steroids," 13 June 2020 President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a dedicated ally of Trump, was an unindicted co-conspirator in a U.S. federal case against his brother, Tony. Los Angeles Times, "Trump administration OKs aid to Central American countries praised for immigration help," 5 June 2020 While Kendall and matriarch Kris Jenner (along with their usual co-conspirator E!) are the masterminds behind the new show and definitely involved in filming, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé's involvement is less clear. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Kirby Jenner Is KUWTK At Its Most Chaotic — & Where’s Rob???," 22 May 2020 This policy, which became known as the Mann Doctrine, was seen by military conspirators in Brazil as a green light to move against President João Goulart. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, "Where America Developed a Taste for State Violence," 5 June 2020 Around the beginning of 2016, Tempo and his co-conspirators began selling fentanyl mixed with — and sometimes substituted altogether for — heroin to unsuspecting customers. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Fentanyl kingpin Demarco Tempo gets 30 years: 'He was a McDonald's for drugs'," 19 Feb. 2020 Walk through the Roman Forum, where Julius Caesar was assassinated by conspirators. National Geographic, "Italy and Greece Expedition: Empires of the Mediterranean," 10 Sep. 2019

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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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


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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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