- the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime.
Origin of complicity
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collusion, intrigue, implication, connivance.
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Examples from the Web for non-complicity
If the slave broke away from his captor, the latter had to swear to his non-complicity in the escape and was then free of blame.
- the fact or condition of being an accomplice, esp in a criminal act
- a less common word for complexity
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Word Origin and History for non-complicity
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