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complicity

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From French complicité, from Middle French, from Old French complice (accomplice), from Late Latin complic-, stem of complex (partner, confederate), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] complicō (fold together)

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complicity

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complicities

complicity (complicities)
  1. The state of being complicit; involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing.
    His complicity in the fraud scheme was proved during the trial.
  2. (archaic) Complexity.

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  • complicity” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996

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