[ kom-plis ]

  1. an accomplice or associate.

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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How to use complice in a sentence

  • Il est tempts que cette raison injustement dgrade quitte un ton pusillamine qui la rendront complice du mensonge et du dlire.

    Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
  • Well, I aint quite sure; but suppose it would be brought in preup terus criminus; that is, 'complice 'fore the act.

    The Gold Brick | Ann S. Stephens
  • None shall dare to call me complice, since the little I once called my own is lost.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) | Charles James Lever
  • Tels taient les rsultats obtenus par cette collaboration mystrieuse de Rodolphe de Gortz et de son complice Orfanik.

  • I tole him we knew who gave him dat diamond an' I was on my way to git an officer to 'rest him as a 'complice.

    The Deacon | Horace C. Dale

British Dictionary definitions for complice


/ (ˈkɒmplɪs, ˈkʌm-) /

  1. obsolete an associate or accomplice

Origin of complice

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

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