unindicted coconspirator

noun

Definition of unindicted coconspirator

: a person who is named in an indictment as one who took part in a conspiracy to commit a crime but who is not charged in the indictment The most famous, of course, is the Watergate grand jury's naming of President Richard Nixon as an unindicted co-conspirator in a conspiracy to cover up the Watergate burglary.— James B. Jacobs

First Known Use of unindicted coconspirator

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Unindicted coconspirator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unindicted%20coconspirator. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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