Origin of informant
Can be confusedinformant informer
Examples from the Web for informant
She needs to make sure the informant is alive, but he needs him dead.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In April of this year, the FBI tried to recruit a member of the Guantanamo defense team as an informant.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System|Eleanor Clift|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, he was offered a deal: permission to stay, if he became an informant.
They want the benefits of being an informant and the income from doing something illegal.
Prosecutors claim that Monsegur helped prevent as many as 300 cyberattacks during his time as an informant.How an FBI Informant Orchestrated LulzSec’s Hacking Spree|Joshua Kopstein|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She gave information to the police, who next (Sunday) morning, accompanied by the informant, came in full force to the barracks.Adventures and Recollections|Bill o'th' Hoylus End
My informant is a gentleman of honour and of family, one who knows you well—and beyond this I will not be braved to inform you.
One of these descendants was seen by my informant wearing the emeralds that had been in the bishop's bag.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
He lied, for he dared not tell the truth; namely, that the young Navajo was his informant.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
The hut was occupied by a Malay and his wife, from whom our informant gathered the following extraordinary account.Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould