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[kuh n-spir-uh-ter] /kənˈspɪr ə tər/
a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
Origin of conspirator
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English conspiratour < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin; see conspire, -tor
Related forms
nonconspirator, noun
preconspirator, noun
traitor, schemer, conniver. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • For all of which good reasons you have become a conspirator?

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • You had one more purpose; the death of two men, the czar and the conspirator.

    Princess Zara Ross Beeckman
  • Gentlemen, is every one who dines there to be considered as a conspirator?

  • With an air which he considered was becoming in a conspirator, he lowered his voice.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • Walters' instructions were just like the rest—to go to New York and stick on the job until the German conspirator was apprehended.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
Word Origin and History for conspirator

c.1400, conspyratour, from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspiratorem (nominative conspiratorio), noun of action from conspirat-, past participle stem of conspirare (see conspire). Fem. form conspiratress is from mid-18c. Related: Conspiratorial; conspiratorially; conspiratory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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