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
In an "Organized Crime" panel, he spoke of the $50 billion Mexico drug trade and emphasizing the word "complicity," mentioned that 80 percent of those illicit mind-altering substances are consumed by the USA.
"That's exactly what I call complicity or participation" to torture as defined by the convention, Nowak said at a news conference.
"That's exactly what I call complicity or participation" to torture as defined by the convention ...
She argues that these mass spectacles of death and annihilation are "in complicity with the abhorrent."
This needs a certain complicity between the writer and reader.
That sort of silent complicity is tragically a reality that turns many lonely teens into the headlines we've seen too many times in the past month.
“Corporate oligarchy is a form of power, governmental or operational, where such power effectively rests with a small, elite group of inside individuals or influential economic entities or devices, such as banks, commercial entities that act in complicity with, or at the whim of the oligarchy, often with little or no regard for constitutionally protected prerogative.”
Sen. John McCain's wife Cindy appears in a new ad that harshly criticizes the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and government officials and religious leaders generally, over what she and others describe as complicity in the bullying that has led to a rash of highly-publicized suicides among gay youth.
Of course, a few merely duplicated prevalent stereotypes for commercial gain, yet most chose not to act in complicity with their lesser-informed audiences because they were too ambitious to sacrifice originality for profit.
Braden's refusal to live in complicity with the privileges of race and class, her insis -
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