conspirator

noun
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 McConnell’s choice to delay a Senate trial until after January 20 means that Trump can still hand out pardons to himself and every co-conspirator and enabler from Ivanka on down. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Impeaching Trump Is a Pyrrhic Victory," 13 Jan. 2021 During the investigation, an FBI agent posed as a co-conspirator. Haley Victory Smith, Washington Examiner, "Grand jury indicts six men for allegedly conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer," 17 Dec. 2020 The bell rang at the end of the Caribbean Strap match and Donaghy raised the hand of the cocksure co-conspirator Richard Holliday. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling," 28 Jan. 2021 The bell rang at the end of the Caribbean Strap match and Donaghy raised the hand of the cocksure co-conspirator Richard Holliday. Dan Gelston, ajc, "Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling," 28 Jan. 2021 The bureau also listed four unnamed co-conspirator Twitter accounts. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Pro-Trump Twitter troll charged with spreading voter disinformation in 2016 election," 27 Jan. 2021 Williams, who is 26 and from Staples, Minn., and another co-conspirator, Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, of Brainerd, have also pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit arson for their roles in the fire. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Two more plead guilty to helping burn Minneapolis Third Precinct headquarters," 23 Jan. 2021 By way of illustration: suppose the voice of the conspirator, Dickinson’s voice, is replaced by the voice of the tribunal. Louise Glück, The New York Review of Books, "The Poet and the Reader: Nobel Lecture 2020," 5 Jan. 2021 Zhao donated more than $1 million to a fencing charity operated by an unnamed co-conspirator, who lives in Virginia and is cooperating with prosecutors, according to a court document. Janelle Lawrence, Bloomberg.com, "Ex-Harvard Coach, Parent Charged in $1.5 Million Bribe Case," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspirator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspirator. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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conspirator

noun

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

conspirator

noun
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

conspirator

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

Legal Definition of conspirator

: one who conspires

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