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Origin of conspirator
OTHER WORDS FROM conspiratornon·con·spir·a·tor, nounpre·con·spir·a·tor, noun
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What does conspirator mean?
A conspirator is someone engaged in a conspiracy—a secret plan by multiple people to do something evil or illegal.
The word conspiracy can also refer to the act of making such plans—the act of conspiring—or to the group making the plans. In a legal context, conspiracy refers to an agreement by two or more people to commit a crime.
In any of these cases, the people involved can be called conspirators. The word co-conspirator refers to a fellow conspirator—a conspirator conspiring with one or more other conspirators in a conspiracy. But, by itself, the word conspirator always implies that there are multiple people involved—there is never a single conspirator.
A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event that claims it was the result of a secret and often complex and evil plot by multiple conspirators. People who promote or formulate conspiracy theories often reject the standard or accepted explanation of unexplained or unusual events and claim that they are the doing of evil conspirators secretly conspiring behind the scenes.
Example: This isn’t the work of one man—it’s a conspiracy, and there are more conspirators than you think!
Where does conspirator come from?
The first records of the word conspirator come from around 1400. It ultimately derives from the Latin verb conspīrāre, meaning “to act in harmony” or “to conspire.” This comes from the combination of con-, meaning “together,” and spīrāre, “to breathe.” The suffix -tor indicates an agent of action—in this case, the action of conspiring.
When people hear the word conspirator, they often think of shady people making shady plans in shady backrooms. The word typically implies both secrecy and evil—conspirators are up to no good and they’re trying to hide it. The word is often associated with bizarre conspiracy theories, but some conspiracies are very real. When conspirators plan to commit a crime together, it’s a criminal conspiracy.
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What are some other forms related to conspirator?
- co-conspirator (noun)
- conspiratorial (adjective)
- conspiratorially (adverb)
- conspiratory (adjective)
- conspire (verb)
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How is conspirator used in real life?
Conspirator is always used negatively. Due to the definition, the word always implies that there is more than one conspirator.
More attacks feared in Sri Lankan capital.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 3, 2019
On this day in 1865: US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington.
Photo: The conspirators, colorized by me. pic.twitter.com/hlqZ8DN4GC
— Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) April 14, 2019
Believing in the religious/nationalist myth of American exceptionalism means believing any bad thing that happens in the United States is the fault of internal traitors or outside conspirators.
There's a reason millions of Americans are drowning in a paranoid alternate reality.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 5, 2020
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Is conspirator used correctly in the following sentence?
Several top-ranking officials were named as conspirators.
Example sentences from the Web for conspirator
Why must she be labeled a liar, or a conspirator, the one to answer for the terrible tragedy in Libya?Susan Rice: Just Another ‘Incompetent’ Black Woman|Sophia A. Nelson|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Manson was convicted on the basis of his influence and as a conspirator.A Confession to Murder—Quickly Withdrawn—Rocks Religious Community|Winston Ross|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Like it or not, only consumerism can hold a modern society together,” says one conspirator.Must Read Novels: Ballard, Dybek, and Krasznahorkai|Jacob Silverman, Malcolm Forbes, John McIntyre|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The script for The Conspirator was written 18 years ago and languished without a home.
Conspirator: Lenin in Exile could have been the beginning of a great tragedy, says Chamberlain, if his cause had been a noble one.
I undressed the children, and the maid tiptoed in with their tea with the air of a conspirator in a dark and stealthy plot.The Lady of the Basement Flat|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
"The business is done," said Paul Kendall, as he met the conspirator.Outward Bound|Oliver Optic
Fate aided the conspirator, for it chanced that the woman was a glutton, and she drank eagerly of the huge jug of stiff punch.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
Dear count, what do you think of a king who is reduced to become a conspirator?Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
I thought myself courageous and strong; but it must be thus with every conspirator who undertakes what I have done.The Regent's Daughter|Alexandre Dumas (Pere)