pentito

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian pentito (repentant).

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pentito (plural pentiti)

  1. A criminal who cooperates with police or government authorities and testifies against or provides harmful information on fellow criminals; a turncoat or informant, usually a former Mafioso. [from 20th c.]
    • 2007, Virginia Jewiss, translating Roberto Saviano, Gomorrah, Pan 2017, p. 50:
      According to a pentito in the 2004 DDA investigation, 50 percent of the shops in Naples alone are actually run by the Camorra.

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Italian[edit]

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Verb[edit]

pentito m (feminine singular pentita, masculine plural pentiti, feminine plural pentite)

  1. past participle of pentirsi

Noun[edit]

pentito m (plural pentiti)

  1. One who repents.
  2. (crime) A criminal who cooperates with police or government authorities and testifies against or provides harmful information on fellow criminals; a turncoat or informant. Used mostly in reference to ex-Mafiosi.

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Noun[edit]

pentito m (plural pentitos)

  1. pentito