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[kuh n-spir-uh-ter]
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  1. a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
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Origin of conspirator

1375–1425; late Middle English conspiratour < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin; see conspire, -tor
Related formsnon·con·spir·a·tor, nounpre·con·spir·a·tor, noun


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traitor, schemer, conniver.
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c.1400, conspyratour, from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspiratorem (nominative conspiratorio), noun of action from conspirat-, past participle stem of conspirare (see conspire). Fem. form conspiratress is from mid-18c. Related: Conspiratorial; conspiratorially; conspiratory.

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