complicitous

complicity

[kuhm-plis-i-tee]
noun, plural complicities.
the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin complic-, stem of complex complice + -ity

complicitous, adjective
noncomplicity, noun, plural noncomplicities.


collusion, intrigue, implication, connivance.
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complicity (kəmˈplɪsɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the fact or condition of being an accomplice, esp in a criminal act
2.  a less common word for complexity

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Main Entry:  complicitous
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  associating or participating, as in an illicit act; complicit
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complicity
1650s, from Fr. complicité, from M.Fr., from O.Fr. complice "accomplice," from L.L. complicem, acc. of complex "partner, confederate," from L. complicare "to fold together" (see complicate).
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