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[kuh n-spir-uh-ter] /kənˈspɪr ə tər/
a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
Origin of conspirator
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English conspiratour < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin; see conspire, -tor
Related forms
nonconspirator, noun
preconspirator, noun
traitor, schemer, conniver. Unabridged
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  • And that, it seemed, had marked the end of his career as a conspirator.
  • If you're playing the game, you're a conspirator by virtue of the fact that you have some control.
  • As the co-conspirator was initially leaving, several shots were fired at his vehicle.
Word Origin and History for conspirator

c.1400, conspyratour, from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspiratorem (nominative conspiratorio), noun of action from conspirat-, past participle stem of conspirare (see conspire). Fem. form conspiratress is from mid-18c. Related: Conspiratorial; conspiratorially; conspiratory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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