[ kuhn-spir-uh-ter ]
/ kənˈspɪr ə tər /


a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for conspirator



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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