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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being complicit; involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being an accomplice; partnership in wrong-doing or in an objectionable act: usually followed by with before the person and in before the thing: as, complicity with a criminal, or in a criminal act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense

Etymologies

From French complicité, from Middle French, from Old French complice ("accomplice"), from Late Latin complic-, stem of complex ("partner, confederate"), from Latin complicō ("fold together") (Wiktionary)

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