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complicity

[kuh m-plis-i-tee] /kəmˈplɪs ɪ ti/
noun, plural complicities.
1.
the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing:
complicity in a crime.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin complic-, stem of complex complice + -ity
Related forms
complicitous, adjective
noncomplicity, noun, plural noncomplicities.
Synonyms
collusion, intrigue, implication, connivance.
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British Dictionary definitions for complicitous

complicity

/kəmˈplɪsɪtɪ/
noun (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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Contemporary definitions for complicitous
adjective

associating or participating, as in an illicit act; complicit

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Word Origin and History for complicitous

complicity

n.

1650s, from French complicité, from Old French complice "accomplice, comrade, companion" (14c.), from Late Latin complicem, accusative of complex "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "to fold together" (see complicate; also cf. accomplice).

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