conspirator

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From Anglo-Norman conspiratour.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kənˈspɪɹətə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈspɪɹətɚ/
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Noun[edit]

conspirator (plural conspirators)

  1. One of a group that acts in harmony; a person who is part of a conspiracy.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, pages 118–119:
      All the Jacobite gentry of that part of the country were collected together; though, it must be confessed, their appearance and their usual after-dinner conversation were rather at variance. Now they looked calm and comfortable, with as little the appearance of conspirators as possible; then they were (by their own account) the most oppressed of individuals, and the most devoted of partisans, ready to die, so that their wrongs were redressed, and the rightful king restored.
  2. Part of a group that agree to do an unlawful or unethical act.
    The conspirators were rounded up by the police and arrested.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French conspirateur.

Noun[edit]

conspirator m (plural conspiratori)

  1. conspirator

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