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complice

[ kom-plis ]
/ ˈkɒm plɪs /
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noun Archaic.

an accomplice or associate.

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Origin of complice

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French <Late Latin complice-, oblique stem of complex confederate (formation modeled on simplexsimplex), equivalent to com-com- + -plex-fold
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British Dictionary definitions for complice

complice
/ (ˈkɒmplɪs, ˈkʌm-) /

noun

obsolete an associate or accomplice

Word Origin for complice

C15: from Old French, from Late Latin complex partner, associate, from Latin complicāre to fold together; see complicate
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