Examples of informant in a Sentence
The police were alerted to the plot by a paid informant.
We learned the language with the help of a native informant.
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The videos released by the court Wednesday were made by Downs and Scott Jurgensen, owner of Samson's Towing and the government's confidential informant in the case, prosecutors said.
Kentucky State Police has been sued this year for allegedly helping protect a suspect who was paying off a former Knox sheriff and and framing two cousins to protect an informant.
Snipes told the judge police used confidential informants to obtain recordings of Sayyed pledging allegiance to ISIS and discussing his bombing plans.
Blazer became a vital informant against corrupt FIFA and CONCACAF officials not because of a late-in-life, Vaderesque epiphany, but because he'd been caught.
Kim appeared incredulous that prosecutors wanted Williams in custody but not the informant.
The residence became a concern for detectives with the Multi-Enforcement Group after a confidential informant contacted them about possible heavy narcotics use and manufacturing of methamphetamine at the residence, according to the release.
According to an affidavit by Kraig Palmer, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol, the investigation was bolstered by a confidential informant who was a member of the Hooligans.
Luis Lauro Ramirez Bautista searched and funded the search for Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, a lawyer for a one-time leader of the Gulf drug cartel and an informant for the United States government.
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First Known Use of informant
Synonymsbetrayer, canary [slang], deep throat, fink, informer, nark [British], rat, rat fink, snitch, snitcher, squealer, stoolie, stool pigeon, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whistle-blower
Related Wordscollaborator; blabber, blabbermouth, gossip, gossiper, leaker; snoop, snooper, spy; notifier
INFORMANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of informant for English Language Learners
: a person who gives information to the police about secret or criminal activities
: a person who gives information about his or her culture or language to a researcher
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