complicitousness

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complicitousness (uncountable)

  1. (rare, possibly nonstandard) Complicity.
    • 1975, J. S. Lawry, "Green Light or Square of Light in The Great Gatsby," Dalhousie Review, vol. 55, no. 1, p. 118:
      Despite the original promise of freedom and toleration, conspiracy or complicitousness are either sought out or thrust upon such people.
    • 1994, Edward Friedman, "Reconstructing China's National Identity," The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 53, no. 1, p. 75:
      Instead, "the people" were invited to hate. . . . Life was a lie, complicitousness in self-enslavement.
    • 2006, Andrew Bell, Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199298273, p. 11:
      This book . . . ponders the role, including the complicitousness, of civic audiences in determining and sustaining the authority of political leadership.