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complicit

[ kuhm-plis-it ]
/ kəmˈplɪs ɪt /
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adjective
choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity.

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Origin of complicit

First recorded in 1855–60; back formation from complicity
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British Dictionary definitions for complicit

complicit
/ (ˌkɒmˈplɪsɪt) /

adjective
involved with others in reprehensible or illegal activity

Word Origin for complicit

C20: back formation from complicity
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