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[kuh n-spir-uh-ter] /kənˈspɪr ə tər/
a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Not to neglect our colleagues and co-conspirators on the project: the geophysics team.
  • Another chilling reminder are the prison hoods and shackles worn by the imprisoned conspirators.
  • He was convicted solely on the testimony of co-conspirators who were now cooperating with the government.
  • To top it off they dismiss any contrary opinions as originating from conspirators or their dupes.
  • Oh, yes of course, for the conspirators who want to make us believe that anthropomorphic climate change exists.
  • But the people rescued him the next day, and banished the conspirators.
  • The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and majesty of the soul.
  • As conspiracies are by their nature secret, prosecutors often rely on the testimony of co-operating conspirators.
  • The logistics would be impossible, and someone out of several million participating conspirators would have to talk by now.
  • Nine other co-conspirators have been charged to date.
Word Origin and History for conspirators



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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