Origin of informant
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1. source, adviser, tipster.
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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
September 29, 2014
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
September 26, 2014
Instead, he was offered a deal: permission to stay, if he became an informant.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
They want the benefits of being an informant and the income from doing something illegal.U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars
July 1, 2014
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
June 6, 2014
She said this calmly and quietly, as though to impress her informant and reassure him.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
But how would he know this; surely you would not become the informant?
The informant has always met with misfortune, accident—whatever you like to call it.The Night Riders
It only hopes that your Holiness will require your informant to do so.The Eternal City
Accordingly the ephors questioned their informant: "How say you the occurrence is to take place?"Hellenica
- a person who gives information about a thing, a subject being studied, etc
Word Origin and History for informant
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper