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

Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires : plotter

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Recent Examples on the Web According to court documents, Jordan and other co-conspirators – including CEO Doug Evans and Vice President Jim Bailey, who were both sentenced earlier this month – conspired to create Ergon in 2008. Madeline Mitchell,, "Man who fronted Evans Landscaping scheme sentenced to 2 years probation," 21 Jan. 2020 The House investigation showed how Giuliani and his co-conspirators waged a smear campaign to remove Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, from her post in Kiev. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "There’s Still So Much We Don’t Know About Trump’s Ukraine Scandal," 15 Jan. 2020 On their way out of the house, the unidentified co-conspirator shot another victim through the chest. Mario Ariza,, "This violent gang raided homes to steal drugs. Shooting survivors still managed to ID them.," 27 Nov. 2019 In the unravelling of White House malfeasance, there comes a time when the bonds of omertà dissolve and the reckonings of high-level conspirators begin. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, "Gordon Sondland’s Impeachment Testimony for the Ages," 24 Nov. 2019 Prosecutors said he and his co-conspirators arranged for 14 kilograms of cocaine to be shipped to Central Florida from California through the mail. Jeff Weiner,, "Men hid cocaine in Muscle Milk protein powder, shipped it to Central Florida, feds say," 20 Nov. 2019 Right after their meeting, Roy – once out of eyeshot from Mirren’s Betty McLeish – quickly sheds his kindly old gentleman persona and skips into a nightclub to hash out a scheme with his co-conspirators over champagne. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘Good Liar’ pairs Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen," 14 Nov. 2019 But this is something of a buddy comedy, and Figaro has two co-conspirators: As Almaviva, tenor Alek Shrader does fine things with the laments of love and makes each assumed persona suitably silly. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ keeps its focus on the fun," 13 Nov. 2019 The Spy shows Cohen growing close to Hafez and a group of Syrian conspirators known as the Ba’ath Party, who are preparing to seize power in the country. Alejandro De La Garza, Time, "The True Story Behind the Netflix Series The Spy," 5 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 26 Feb. 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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