Definition of complicit in English:


Line breaks: com|pli¦cit
Pronunciation: /kəmˈplɪsɪt


  • Involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong: the careers of those complicit in the cover-up were blighted
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    • Indeed, it is highly likely that she is complicit in the criminal activity permeating this case.
    • Doping is very, very seldom accidental and almost always involves people complicit in the effort.
    • If I do not speak out against this nonchalant murder of innocents, I am complicit with my government.


1940s: back-formation from complicity.

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