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Definition of "complicity" []

  • Involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "complicity" in a sentence
  • "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 ..."