complicity

Part of speech: noun

The act or state of being an accomplice; participation, as in wrong doing.

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Usage examples "complicity":

  1. Without wishing in any way either to accuse or defend him I consider the answer to this riddle to be that the President allowed himself to be convinced of the complicity of the German people by the statesmen of the Entente. - "My Three Years in America", Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff.
  2. He succeeded in clearing himself from the charge of complicity with the Hittites against whom he had been sent, as well as in getting the better of his Phoenician rival. - "Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations", Archibald Sayce.
  3. Moreau, the last Republican soldier of France, was charged with complicity in the plot. - "History of Modern Europe 1792-1878", C. A. Fyffe.