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

Examples of unindicted coconspirator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Waldron was listed as an unindicted coconspirator in Trump’s Georgia election-interference case. David Gilbert, WIRED, 26 Jan. 2024 Separately, Judge McAfee set a hearing for Thursday to hear numerous motions filed by Chesebro and adopted by Powell, which include efforts to speak to grand jurors, unseal special grand jury transcripts, and disclose the identities of unindicted coconspirators. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 11 Sep. 2023 Trump was also warned not to intimidate or threaten witnesses, including 30 unindicted coconspirators. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2023 However, the indictment lists 30 unindicted coconspirators. Jeff Amy, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unindicted coconspirator was in 1948

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“Unindicted coconspirator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unindicted%20coconspirator. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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