complicity [k uh m- plis-i-tee] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for complicity on Thesaurus.com noun, plural com·plic·i·ties. the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime. Origin of complicity 1650–60;
Late Latin complic-,
-ity Related forms com·plic·i·tous, adjective non·com·plic·i·ty, noun, plural non·com·plic·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for complicitous 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 complicitous complicity n.
1650s, from French
complicité, from Old French complice "accomplice, comrade, companion" (14c.), from Late Latin complicem, accusative of complex "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "to fold together" (see complicate; also cf. accomplice).
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