Complicity meaning

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The fact or state of being an accomplice; partnership in wrongdoing.
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The definition of complicity means the state of being an accomplice or partner when doing something wrong.

An example of complicity is a person who helps someone else commit a crime.

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Involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime.
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​The state of being complicit; involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing.
  • 1854, Charles Dickens, Hard Times, ch. 32.
    He drew up a placard, offering Twenty Pounds reward for the apprehension of Stephen Blackpool, suspected of complicity in the robbery of Coketown Bank.
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(archaic) Complexity.
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Origin of complicity

  • From French complicité, from Middle French, from Old French complice (“accomplice”), from Late Latin complic-, stem of complex (“partner, confederate”), from Latin complicō (“fold together”)
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