complicity

[ kuhm-plis-i-tee ]
/ kəmˈplɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural com·plic·i·ties.

the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing: complicity in a crime.

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Origin of complicity

1650–60; <Late Latin complic-, stem of complexcomplice + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM complicity

com·plic·i·tous, adjectivenon·com·plic·i·ty, noun, plural non·com·plic·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for complicity

complicity
/ (kəmˈplɪsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the fact or condition of being an accomplice, esp in a criminal act
a less common word for complexity
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