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Topic: CRIME AND LAW

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: complicité, from Old French complice; ACCOMPLICE

complicity

noun
     
com‧plic‧i‧ty [uncountable] formal
1SC involvement in a crime, together with other people
complicity in
Jennings denied complicity in the murder.
2 involvement in or knowledge of a situation, especially one that is morally wrong or dishonest
complicity with
His complicity with the former government had led to his downfall.
complicit adjective:
The careers of officers complicit in the cover-up were ruined.
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