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

Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires : plotter

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Boccio’s alleged co-conspirator, Sergei Nkorina, 53, is from Tenerife, Spain. Tonya Alanez,, "Kidnappers grab plastic surgeon, tie him up and torture him with a blowtorch, court papers say," 13 June 2019 There are plenty of media co-conspirators who would eagerly assist Smollett in staging his own acts of humility and forget that Smollett’s hoax was a smear of Donald Trump supporters. Kyle Smith, National Review, "What We’ve Learned about Jussie Smollett," 12 June 2019 Idumwonyi, along with nurse practitioner and co-conspirator Julie DeMille, opened the Fusion Wellness Clinic across from the Multnomah County probation office at 1320 S.E. 122nd Avenue in January 2015., "Man who recruited patients from Narcotics Anonymous to buy Oxycodone at Portland ‘pill mill’ gets 9 years in prison," 3 June 2019 The British Parliament once levied sentences against purported conspirators seeking to overthrow the crown. Song Liuping, WSJ, "Huawei and the U.S. Constitution," 27 May 2019 Two of the conspirators in the Kansas militia plot posted similar comments about immigrants on their Facebook pages in the months leading up to their arrests. Judy L. Thomas, kansascity, "Russian Facebook posts may have inspired militia in Kansas bombing plot, expert says," 10 June 2018 With systematic precision, Mr. McLellan and his conspirators added secret commissions to securities trades and took steps to conceal the scheme. Danny Mcdonald,, "Former State Street executive convicted on fraud charges," 27 June 2018 The alleged conspirators combined a variety of hacking techniques to mount a highly effective campaign. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets," 31 Oct. 2018

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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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