guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense
The state of being complicit; involvement as a partner or accomplice, especially in a crime or other wrongdoing.
the state of being an accomplice; participation in guilt
Origin: [F. complicit.]
Complicity is a novel by Scottish author Iain Banks. It was published in 1993.
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Association with or participation in an act that is, or is perceived to be, criminal or immoral. One is complicitous when one promotes or unduly benefits from practices or institutions that are morally or legally suspect.
The numerical value of complicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of complicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's impossible to escape from that prison without total complicity from the authorities and/or guards.
It's a reminder of all of our collective complicity in human extractive industries, this happens every day, we just don't see it.
Drug-trafficking has grown in the last decade like never before in our country because of the inaction or complicity of the last government.
The report highlights some progress, but official complicity in trafficking is widespread, victim protection is inadequate and inconsistent.
The French tried to monitor the region to make sure the Islamists will be prevented from further attacks, but some were able to escape and hide further north with local complicity.
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