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 Scholars say certain strains of anticapitalism have historically risked casting Jews as a class of rich conspirators oppressing working people. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "At Odds With Labour, Britain’s Jews Are Feeling Politically Homeless," 21 Nov. 2019 Miss Manners also recommends not getting caught, which will require Mauser to be a cooperating co-conspirator. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Holding the door for unknown neighbors," 24 Oct. 2019 The hidden loans were revealed in 2016, but only now is justice catching up with the alleged conspirators, who are accused of pocketing millions. The Economist, "A $2bn loan scandal sank Mozambique’s economy," 22 Aug. 2019 The people convicted in the first trial, which ended in February, were chief conspirator Marek Chowanic, 30, Marek Brzezinski, 50, Julianna Chodakiewicz, 24, Natalia Zmuda, 29, and Justyna Parczewska, 48. Fox News, "UK ‘modern day slavery’ ring that forced 400 victims to work for under 75 cents a day busted," 6 July 2019 The fourth co-conspirator in the case is Correia’s former chief of staff, Genoveva Andrade. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Correction: Mayor Charged story," 18 Sep. 2019 In addition, the NPA granted immunity to potential co-conspirators and shielded the deal from the victims. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "Jeffrey Epstein, a onetime associate of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, is in legal trouble: Here's what we know," 7 July 2019 Also charged as co-conspirators in the federal case in Kansas are online gamers Casey Viner, 18, of North College Hill, Ohio, and Shane Gaskill, 20, of Wichita. Roxana Hegeman, The Seattle Times, "Man who made hoax call in deadly ‘swatting’ pleads guilty," 13 Nov. 2018 An absence of evidence simply proves that the conspirators were that good. Eric Dezenhall, WSJ, "Are Russian Bots Controlling Your Thoughts?," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of conspirator

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Dec 2019

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“Conspirator.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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easily led, controlled, or managed

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