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conspirator

[kuh n-spir-uh-ter] /kənˈspɪr ə tər/
noun
1.
a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
Origin of conspirator
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English conspiratour < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin; see conspire, -tor
Related forms
nonconspirator, noun
preconspirator, noun
Synonyms
traitor, schemer, conniver.
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n.

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.

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